Ghattas Turkish Baths

Bathhouse in Akko

Reserve at least a few days ahead for olive-oil body scrubs and massages at this sumptuous Turkish bathhouse. Transforming this Ottoman building into a traditional bathhouse was a labour of love for Akko-born owner Emil Ghattas, and its marbled fittings truly conjure the spirit of a lost era. The spa has a hammam, dry sauna, hot tub and traditional treatments.

Be warned, spa treatments are invigorating (there's a fine line between pampering and punishment).

For weekend bookings, it's best to reserve two weeks ahead.