Although much has changed since Ottoman times, when social life revolved around the Turkish Bath or Hamam, the Turks – and their guests - still benefit from the Ottomans’ unique perspective on the spa experience. Whether you are looking to enjoy a traditional Turkish bath, Thalassotherapy or Vinotherapy at Intra Travel we can arrange the full range of treatments provided by professional therapists at the most luxurious of establishments both in Istanbul and around Turkey.
The country is also rich in thermal springs offering a wide range of therapeutic treatments and cures. There are over a thousand thermal springs or "kaplıca" scattered throughout Turkey that are believed to have health-giving properties. The spa holiday with its pampering health and beauty treatments may seem like a relatively new phenomenon, but the health-giving properties of Turkey’s natural springs have been renowned since antiquity, and the Romans were well aware of their therapeutic powers. Major thermal centers with histories dating back to the Hellenistic period include Pamukkale, Bursa, Kütahya, Afyon and Çesme.
In recent years, Turkey has become known for a new kind of health tourism, as visitors from around the world discover the benefits of high professional and clinical standards combined with comparatively low costs for treatments such as dentistry, laser eye surgery, cosmetic procedures and IVF. Intra Travel is one of the pioneers in this field and has links with experts at highly-respected private hospitals offering the latest equipment and procedures, as well as links with top international hospitals like Harvard and John Hopkins and leading international certifications like JCI (Joint Commission International).