Located on both sides of the Kızılırmak River, Avanos is one of the primary tourist destinations in Cappadocia, a historic city. This fantastic region is renowned for its pottery, silk, wool, carpet weaving, wine cultivation, and agriculture. This wonderful place, which has hosted countless civilizations, showcases natural and human-made masterpieces to visitors today.


Avanos boasts a rich history with past civilizations such as the Hittites, Romans, Seljuks, and Ottomans all having left their architectural, cultural, traditional, and artistic marks. During the Hittite period, the people excelled in pottery and ceramics. In the Roman era, locals cultivated grapes for wine production, leading to the abundance of vineyards in the region. They also constructed churches, chapels, and monasteries for worship.

During the Seljuk and Ottoman periods, mosques and caravanserais such as Sarıhan Caravansary and Alaaddin Mosque were built. Avanos also features notable sites like Lahit Graveyard, Dereye Yamanlı Church, Zelve, Pasabagi, Özkonak Underground City, Cec Tümülüsü, and Cavusin Gulludere (St. Agathangelus) Church.

Avanos has been called various names throughout history, such as Zu-Winasa, Nenassa, Venessa, and Vanote. The region attracts countless tourists due to its fascinating natural beauty and structures.

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Avanos’ history dates back to the time of the Hittites, and the region is renowned for its mastery of pottery using the kick wheel, a tradition passed down from generation to generation. The clay soil, obtained from the Avanos Mountains and the old beds of the Kızılırmak River, is filtered and kneaded into mud. The desired pottery is shaped by skillfully molding the mud on a bench called a kick wheel, using one’s feet to direct the wheel. The local people produce a range of pottery items, including water jugs, food dishes, pots, jars for preserving food for winter, and water jars.

When you visit Avanos, you will likely see many pottery shops showcasing this ancient art.


As Tour Maker Turkey, we are passionate about showcasing the rich cultural and historical heritage of Turkey to the world. Avanos, with its deep history and beautiful scenery, is a destination that we highly recommend for any traveler looking to explore the wonders of Cappadocia.

Our Avanos tours are carefully designed to offer you an unforgettable experience that will immerse you in the region’s unique culture and traditions. Our professional and knowledgeable guides will take you on a journey through time, where you will discover the secrets of pottery making and learn about the fascinating history of Avanos.

We offer a variety of tours, each tailored to suit your interests and preferences. You can choose from our half-day or full-day tours, or even opt for a multi-day tour that will allow you to explore all the attractions that Avanos and Cappadocia have to offer. Our tours cover all the essential sights and activities, from visiting the pottery workshops and witnessing the traditional methods of pottery making, to exploring the stunning underground cities and majestic fairy chimneys that make Cappadocia such a unique destination.

Our Avanos tours also offer a range of activities that will provide you with an immersive and hands-on experience of the local culture. You can take part in a pottery-making workshop and learn the techniques used by the locals for centuries. You can also indulge in wine tasting and sample the local wines that are famous for their unique taste and aroma.

At Tour Maker Turkey, we are committed to providing our guests with a safe and comfortable travel experience. We adhere to all the health and safety guidelines to ensure that your trip to Avanos is worry-free and enjoyable.

So why not book your Avanos tour with Tour Maker Turkey today and discover the magic of this beautiful region for yourself? Our expert guides, comfortable transportation, and carefully curated itinerary will ensure that you have an unforgettable experience that will stay with you for a lifetime.