Home to hammams and spas since the Ottoman times, Turkey has been well ahead of the wellness curve. Despite a dip in tourism since the coup in 2016. Turkey is once again becoming a destination of choice amongst those seeking enlightenment. Or at least those of you who enjoy yoga with a view.
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A wellness holiday in Turkey isn’t all about being still in meditation (although being mindful plays a part). They take a more wholesome approach and view activities that involve the mind and body as the perfect way to relax and unwind. As well as feel rejuvenated, and the country’s Turquoise Coast is the perfect destination to do just that.
Whether you’re looking for a wellness retreat that has an emphasis on luxury. Or you prefer a more authentic experience, the Turquoise Coast has a plethora of hotels to choose from. You can reduce the hassle of travel by pre-booking a Dalaman airport transfer to whisk you away from the stress of the arrivals hall straight to the calm environs of the spa.
Steam and sauna
A retreat to Turkey wouldn’t be complete without a traditional trip to a hammam. Part of the Turkish culture for centuries, a hammam spa treatment involves being thoroughly scrubbed by purifying salts and soaps. Followed by a massage in a hot room. Traditionally the buildings are ornate in design. Making it easy to spend hours relaxing in the traditional baths while you marvel at the architecture.
If you enjoy travelling we highly recommend the Tamassa Resort Mauritius. With its adult-only spa it would make for a perfect wellness holiday.
Yoga has been used for centuries to help quiet the mind and there’s no better place to enjoy the practice. Retreats in Turkey cater for all abilities. With several on the Mediterranean coast often enjoying views over the turquoise crystalline waters.
Swimming releases happy hormones. That, when paired with the absorption of vitamins and minerals found in seawater makes thalassotherapy (using seawater as a form of therapy) the perfect activity to enhance your body’s health and well-being. Turkey’s turquoise coast has some of the best beaches around.
Known for its mental health benefits. Walking is becoming a more popular addition to many wellness retreats. And the 500km stretch of the ancient Lycian Way combining Turkey’s unspoiled mountain scenery. With secluded beach coves, and breathtaking panoramic vistas is a must for anyone seeking an awe-inspiring retreat.
The route along Butterfly Valley offers visitors the chance to visit the natural park. With its waterfall and is a firm favourite amongst locals and visitors alike.
One thing’s for certain, this ancient country has a rich history rooted in health and wellness and is waiting to be explored.