My fiance and I were traveling for 4 weeks though Eastern Europe and we started our journey in Istanbul. Our first day, we talked to other travelers at our hostel about what they had done so far, and they recommended we go to a Hammam. It costs more than other attractions (we were on a seriously tight budget) but we decided to splurge a little bit and go! We are SO happy we did - what a blast! It was just so different than other massages/treatments and experiences - truly unique. The staff was great and made us feel very comfortable, and provided us with the apparel we needed. I wish I could do this every day!!! SO worth the price. Go!!!