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חמאם טורקי גטאס עכו Ghattas Turkish Bathhouse Akko Acre

Emil's Dream Bathhouse

"As a child in the old city of Acre, I used to go with my father to the local bathhouse once a week," says Emil Gattas, his eyes shining. "When the city's residents started installing solar heaters in homes, there was no longer a need for a hammam, and the two that operated in the city closed in 1970. But I did not forget them. Everywhere I went in the world I looked for the authentic Turkish bath, and I fantasized about opening one of my own".

Calcalist - July 1, 2014

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Moshe Ashkenazi in Acre

Shai sends Moshe Ashkenazi to visit Acre, and to have an extraordinary experience at Hammam Ghattas.

Shai Beshidur (Reshet 13) - July 23, 2020

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חמאם טורקי גטאס עכו Ghattas Turkish Bathhouse Akko Acre

Two days in the alleys of Old Acre

We had one of the best experiences on a short visit to Acre at Hammam Ghattas. We did not know the place in a stone house behind the famous restaurant "Uri Buri", facing the sea.

Maslul (Yediot Ahronot) - July 23, 2020

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Ghattas Bathhouse in Nicol Raidman's official video clip: New Romance

August 5, 2020

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Ancient Fortresses and Modern Cuisine: Why Acre (Akko) Is Israel’s Hidden Treasure

"If you’re sleeping like Ottoman-era royals, you might as well bathe like them too. The Ghattas hammam, which opened to the public in 2012 to draw more visitors to the area, is an authentic Turkish bathhouse that exudes old-time tradition. Try not to be distracted by the stunning architecture while receiving your hot stone massage."

VOGUE

February 26, 2016

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חמאם טורקי גטאס עכו Ghattas Turkish Bathhouse Akko Acre

These luxury retreats are sure to make turning a year older memorable.

"It's a prime candidate for intimate birthday celebrations, capable of hosting parties of up to 20. You can hire out the spa for your own exclusive use, relaxing as you move leisurely between the hot marble beds, the steam room, the dry sauna and the jacuzzi."

From The Grapevine

February 16, 2017

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חמאם טורקי גטאס עכו Ghattas Turkish Bathhouse Akko Acre

Hammams in Acre

"Erdogan is still turning a cold shoulder and the air trains to Antalya are far from what they once were, but Menachem Horowitz has found an original way to reconcile with the Turkish people: a visit to the extraordinary concentration of hammams in Acre."

Shaveh Bdika (N12) - May 05, 2013

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Ghattas Bathhouse in Acre's municipality tourism campaign: "Waking up in Acre", with Ruslana Rudina

July  27, 2020

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Footloose in Acre

"Combining 21st-century comfort with the authentic atmosphere and hospitality of a classic Turkish bath, the Hammam Ghattas is a sight to behold, hidden in an obscure Ottoman building behind the Uri Buri fish restaurant."

The Jerusalem Post

May 30, 2017

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חמאם טורקי גטאס עכו Ghattas Turkish Bathhouse Akko Acre

Diamonds in the rough

"Ghattas has a team of experienced male and female masseuses who give all the traditional treatments. They offer a very authentic experience, very similar to that found in traditional Turkish baths. The whole experience is extremely relaxing and leaves guests feeling invigorated and refreshed."

The Jerusalem Post

June 2, 2013

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חמאם טורקי גטאס עכו Ghattas Turkish Bathhouse Akko Acre

Israele, oasi del benessere tra Mar Morto e centri estetici

"Più a nord, dopo Haifa, nella città roccaforte crociata di Akko, il Ghattas Turkish Bath, bagno turco di lusso, è la realizzazione del sogno di Emil Ghattas, tornato nella città d’origine per dedicarsi al benessere dei suoi ospiti, tra hammam, saune e massaggi."

DOVE

January 23, 2019

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חמאם טורקי גטאס עכו Ghattas Turkish Bathhouse Akko Acre

How To Spend 48 Hours in Akko, The Jewel of Israel's North

"Located in an original Ottoman building, this beautiful and luxurious spa sits in the heart of ancient Akko. For owner Emil Ghattas, born and bred in Akko, it took six years of hard work to transform this spot into an authentic bathhouse."

The Culture Trip

January 23, 2019

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חמאם טורקי גטאס עכו Ghattas Turkish Bathhouse Akko Acre

Uncovering layers of past and present in Akko, Israel

"From the outside, it looks like a typical Akko house, but descend the steps inside this 400-year-old stone building to the beautiful Ghattas Turkish Baths. Geometric tile mosaics dot the walls and floor, candles illuminate the domed ceiling and heated marble tables are ready to receive guests for spa treatments."

Lonely Planet

June 27, 2018

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חמאם טורקי גטאס עכו Ghattas Turkish Bathhouse Akko Acre

22 things to do in Israel when it’s cold and wet

"Get scrubbed, rinsed and massaged in this traditional Turkish bathhouse, which specializes in the art of the ancient hammam. Lounge on the heated rock platforms, steam in the saunas, and you will completely forget about the winter blues."

Israel 21c

January 4, 2018

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חמאם טורקי גטאס עכו Ghattas Turkish Bathhouse Akko Acre