Situated on the banks of the longest river in Turkey, the Kızılırmak (Red River), the lovely old town overlooks the red silt of the river which has been both the lifeblood and the destiny of Avanos. Small pottery workshops still cluster in the narrow streets of the old town and here you can learn how to throw a pot and buy the local ceramics. There are also larger warehouses on the outskirts of town.
Avanos is also a great base for exploring the rest of Cappadocia: the fairy chimneys at Zelve, the underground cities of Ozkonak, Derinkuyu and Kaymaklı, and the rock churches with their Byzantine frescoes in the Göreme National Park.
From Avanos you can also go hot air ballooning, walking, biking, canoeing, horse-riding and rafting, all within the spectacularly-eroded volcanic landscapes that make up the cliffs and valleys of Cappadocia.
Tours & Tickets
Small-Group Cappadocia Tour Including Ozkonak Underground City, Uchisar and Open Air Museum in Goreme
Discover Cappadocia's fascinating natural and archeological wonders on this full-day tour. See amazing volcanic structures in Devrent Valley and Pasabag (Monks ... Read more
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
See beautiful earthenware pottery made in a Cappadocian cave workshop on a 2.5-hour tour of Avanos. The village boasts the largest share of Cappadocia’s ... Read more
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Cappadocia In One Day Small-Group Tour from Istanbul: Ozkonak Underground City, Uchisar and Open-Air Museum in Goreme
Travel to Cappadocia and explore its fascinating archeological and natural wonders on this full-day tour from Istanbul. admire the amazing volcanic landscapes ... Read more
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)