Loutra – Ottoman Hamam

The Ottoman baths of Paphos are also known as Hammam, Loutra and Turkish baths. They are from the Medieval times. It is a stone built structure, with a stone vault. It is a typical bath of the Ottoman era and consists of three main rooms: a reception area, then a second room where visitors used to undress and finally the main baths.

They are located near the market place in the old town of Paphos. They are on the edge of a big parking place where you can park if you have a car. Without a car, it is very easy to visit the Hamman, just take the bus from Kato Paphos to the old town. It stops about 100 meters from the baths.
The Ottoman baths were in use until 1950. Despite this, they are an UNESCO listed heritage site. Its full restoration was completed in 2015. Nowadays, the Hammam is another monument that reveals the rich and diverse history, heritage and culture of Paphos and Cyprus.

Other things to do when visiting the Ottoman baths

It takes ten to twenty minutes to visit the baths, so if you go to the old town just pass by, it worth the time. On the road above the baths, there are many good restaurants and coffee shops. They are located on an elevated position overlooking the Kato Paphos area and the Mediterranean Sea, a very nice place to stop for food or drink. You can also visit the old market place, which is five minutes’ walk. Today, there are mainly shops with memorabilia in the market, so look carefully and you may find something interesting to buy. You may also visit the main square of Paphos, it is a ten minutes walk. The square is beautiful, again with many shops for food and drink. During the night, a few of them offer live music as well. Pass the square, you find the Town hall of Paphos, It is a very beautiful building in classical Greek style. There are also a few more very beautiful and interesting buildings in the area, in the same ancient Greek style. Among them, there are schools and the Library of Paphos.

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