The Bathhouse of the Winds

The Bathhouse of the Winds is the only surviving hamam (Turkish bathhouse) in Athens and one of the few remnants of Ottoman times. Built in the 16th century it stands near the tower of the winds by the Roman Forum and amazingly functioned as a public bath, with many later additions, right up to 1965. It is now converted in to a small and elegant museum, providing a glimpse into a daily social ritual of Ottoman times. Hamam in Istanbul in WALSH, Robert/ALLOM, Thomas. Constanti