Amasya boasts a couple of wonderfully atmospheric hamams, each of them centuries old – stay here a few days and you’ll be able to take them in at your leisure.

Sıhhı Mustafa Bey Hamamı

Mustafa Kehal Bul. Sandwiched between a mosque, a museum and the river, this hamam is very old but very much in use, as the wreaths of vapour emerging from its chimneys testify. Entry TL12.5, same again for massage. Daily: men 7–10am & 5–11pm; women 10am–5pm.

Yıldız Hamamı

On the north bank, next to the Hazeranlar Konağı. According to the plaque outside, this hamam was constructed “in the mid’s of the 13th contray and rebult in the 16th countruy”. Mercifully the interior beats the spelling hands down. Entry TL12.5, TL6 extra for a sponge-down or massage. Daily 6am–midnight.

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