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“The best way I spent 30€ in my entire holiday!”
Review of Artemis Hamam

Artemis Hamam
Ranked #5 of 8 things to do in Tigaki
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Siena, Italy
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“The best way I spent 30€ in my entire holiday!”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

My friend and I had never been in a hamam before and our curiosity was piqued by this special promotion: 30€ sauna+shock shower+ full body scrub + foam massage. We decided to try. A staff member guided us in a quick stroll in the hamam before our treatments, and described us the foam massage as "something undescribable you just need to try". Well, it seems a bit of common description, but it is actually true. The moment when the foam lays on your entire body and the massagist starts to massage, it's a corner of paradise. With just 30€ we spent in the hamam more than a hour, the massage itself was nearly half an hour. That won't be my last time in a hamam!

Visited August 2014
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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“Amazing experience”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

The whole experience was fab. Very attentive. And value for money. Very nice and clean facilities and the staff are great at their job. Truly an experience to be had. Did it as a group so all got to share the experience! Offered a drink of bottled water also. Then free use of the beach front facilities for rest of the day. Great excursion to do.

Visited June 2014
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Selsey, England, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Very enjoyable, although not quite as good as the hamam I visited in Turkey. The tour around before we started was a good idea, the scrub & rub downs were very relaxing. The rest period afterwards was good, you are left totally undisturbed, except the offer of drinks.

Visited October 2013
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South Queensferry, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
140 reviews
76 attraction reviews
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“Sensual, stimulating, sauna and soap”
Reviewed 8 October 2013

Never having experienced what a Hamam is we were intrigued to try it out. The offer of Euro 30 covered the transfer from our hotel to Tigaki with a traditional scrub and foam massage. We opted to add the anti-stress massage for a further Euro 20 each.
It was arranged for pick up at 10:30am. The driver was punctual and polite, opening the car doors for us. It was a good opportunity to view the countryside between Kefalos and Tigaki, having flown in the day before, in the wee hours.
When we arrived at the Hamam we were met and escorted inside were our host provided a full guided tour of the facility to ensure we were familiar with the layout. The ambience was warm, cosy and welcoming with candle lighting on the stairs illuminating with a soft glow in the dimmed Moorish-style surroundings. We were then ushered downstairs to the locker rooms where towels, wraps and toweling slippers were provided. We retained our swimwear beneath the wraps.
When we had changed, a masseuse showed us to showers then 10 min sauna, back to showers then through to the wash room where we slopped cool water over ourselves in readiness for the exfoliating scrub down. After this we were covered neck to toe in foam before our masseuses started to massage our feet, limbs, hands, arms, neck and shoulders. It was very soothing. Back to the water splashing to remove foam then showers again. Recommended to have bracing but you control the temperature yourself. We were then wrapped Turkish-style in towel and turban before being led outside to stretch out with a refreshment lounging in the sun for a while.
Different masseuse collected us after 15 mins to return downstairs for our anti-stress massage. A 2 bed room meant we were kept together while being individually massaged. Really got rid of the kinks that you don't realise you had till you don't.
We returned to the sun loungers to extend our relaxation before arranging our transfer trip back to Kefalos.
We haven't stopped talking about our excursion. I thoroughly recommend it. Best if you go at the start of your holidays to prepare your skin for all the sun screen. If you want to have a look around the town just book your car then have a wander around the shops or enjoy the cafe bar outside the foyer.

Visited September 2013
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