TSARSI HAMAM AT MYTILENE
Tsarsi Hamam (in Turkish "tsarsi" means "market") is situated in the historical centre of Mytilene and constitutes part of the neighbouring Yeni Tzami complex. In the Turkish urban architecture, which continues the Byzantine urban habits, baths were the place used for the reception of strangers in town and constituted part of both the religious and social life of Islam.
The building dates in the late Turkish rule. It has a linear order of its rooms, a feature that constitutes part of the general typology of Turkish baths, where the visitor is gradually led from the cold to the hot room. This typology is already known from ancient Greek and Roman baths.
Since the beginning of 2000 restoration works have commenced in the building.