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  • Location:Cappadocia, Turkey
  • Duration:2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Cappadocia Craft Tour: Avanos Pottery Demonstration

Discover the unique Cappadocian art of pottery-making, a tradition that dates back to the Hittite period, on this 2.5-hour tour of Avanos, the heart of the region’s craft industry. Step inside a ceramics workshop to watch the experts at work, then try for yourself as you craft a jug on the spinning pottery wheel – a unique souvenir to take home with you. This small-group tour is limited to eight for a personalized touch and up to 30% discount is offered on goods bought from the workshop.


  • 2.5-hour Cappadocia craft tour with an expert local guide
  • Visit Avanos, a village that is known for being the craft center of Cappadocia
  • Watch a pottery demonstration inside an Avanos cave workshop
  • Have a go at making your own clay jug to take home as a souvenir
  • Browse the workshop’s gallery and enjoy a 30 percent discount on all items

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

If you like working with your hands, and don't mind a bit of a mess making your own pottery, this is a tour you will really enjoy!

What You Can Expect

Cappadocia Craft Tour: Avanos Pottery Demonstration

Admire the beautiful pottery in the workshop!

Start your tour with a pickup from your hotel, and then travel by minibus to Avanos – a village known for being the craft center of Cappadocia. Between 40 and 50 potteries are in operation in Avanos, varying in size from family-run single-room operations to larger ceramic factories. Many of the workshops date back more than a century and still operate as they always have, using techniques passed down through generations.

Visit a cave workshop to see a pottery demonstration by one of the village’s master craftsmen, and then try your hand at the craft yourself. Under the expert eye of your guide, have a go at spinning the pottery wheel to mold a jug of your own from the local clay. While the finished product won't be fully dried, fired, glazed or painted, the jug is a great keepsake to take home! Your guide will ensure that your jug is safely packed for you after it has been half dried. While watching the demonstration and waiting for your turn at the wheel, relax with a hot drink or glass of wine.

Enjoy some free time after your craft session to explore the workshop, take photos and watch the potters complete their pieces of work. A gallery is attached to the workshop, so head inside to browse the pottery on display, admiring the intricate design and bold colors that embody Avanos' handicrafts. A 30 percent discount is available if you want to buy any pieces that take your fancy.

At the pre-arranged time head back to your minibus and leave Avanos, finishing your tour at your hotel.
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Tour code: 5991AVANO


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