Step into a realm where time seems to slow, and the cares of the world melt away like steam in the air. Burak invites you to the Historical Sarıyer Bath, where you can immerse yourself in Turkish bath culture.

Don’t wait! Secure your spot by filling out the RSVP form promptly, as spaces are limited and in high demand.

Do not miss the opportunity!

RSVP is a must!

Please complete the RSVP form after checking the details below: click here.

What is awaiting you?

In the heart of Sarıyer, among the significant historical landmarks of the district, lies the Sarıyer Hamamı—a notable heritage site. Constructed by Şeyhülislam Hocazade Mehmet Efendi, also known as Çelebi Mufti, the bathhouse is estimated to have been built between the late 16th and early 17th centuries, given that Şeyhülislam Hocazade Mehmet Efendi passed away in 1615. Initially erected to fulfill the needs of the Zekeriyaköy Mosque, the historical hamam eventually fell into the ownership of the Hamamcıoğulları family due to long-term leases.

Sarıyer Hamamı was among Istanbul’s esteemed bathhouses, earning the nickname “Lovers’ Hamam” and being recommended for couples seeking a romantic retreat. In addition, the first bullet of the War of Independence was fired in the Sarıyer Hamam.

The bathhouse is divided into two separate sections for males and females. While we will enter together, please note that we will be going into different areas specially designated for genders.

Event Plan

10:05 AM: Meeting at the Main Campus bus stop to go to Sarıyer.
10:20 AM: Boarding the 154 IETT Bus.
Travel time includes bus ride and walking.
11:00 AM: Arrival at the Sarıyer Hamam.
01:00 PM: Departure from the bath.
02:00 PM: Returning to campus.

Date: April 26th, 2024, Friday

Time: Between 10:05 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: Merkez, Yeni Mahalle Cd 41 B, 34450 Sarıyer/İstanbul

Where and when to meet the KU Guides and the group?

  • Main Campus Shuttle Stop at 10:05 AM

Do I have to pay for anything?

The entrance fee is 200₺.

Participants are responsible for their expenses, including transportation, food, and beverages. It is recommended to carry some cash with you and your Istanbul Kart.

RSVP is a must!

Please complete the RSVP form if you are interested: click here

This activity will be led by Burak.

You can email them if you have any questions.