When I got an invitation to spend my afternoon at Polis Hammam in Thessaloniki, my first reaction was googling what is the real meaning behind hammam word. I found out that Hammam also known as a Turkish bath is the Middle Eastern variant of a steam bath, which can be categorized as a wet relative of the sauna. Hammams are not only the cleaning places but also health and entertainment centers where people enjoy social activities.  During the Ottoman period,…