Avanos taking place at 18 km in the north of center of Nevsehir has been settled on the coast of the Kizilirmak River. Its name from antique periods is Venessa. The most important feature of the region is the manufacture of clay jugs, biscuits, and jars. The jar makers continuing since the period of the Hittites are still continuing their traditions. At the archeological diggings made in the Zank Mound near the town Sarilar of Avanos there has been discovered the ruins belonging to the different culturs from the Old Bronze Age and until to Late Roman Period. Sarihan which is 5 km far away from Avanos is one of the most beautiful examples of the classical Seljuk architecture. At Sarihan which in our days is used as a touristy place every night are made Mevlevi ceremonies. You can join pottery workshop with master potters Chez Hakan or another master Chez Baris in Avanos. We recommend both of them.
Chez Hakan adress is Yukari mah. Firin sok. No:21 Avanos Tel:511 25 42
Chez Baris adress is PTT karsisi Avanos Tel: 511 21 65
In particular we recommend to eat “Comlek Kebabi” in Avanos.
How can you go: You can go to Avanos from Nevsehir province by roadway 18 km. Nevsehir is 670 km. far from Istanbul, 280 km. from Ankara, 750 km. from Izmir.