The 5 Best Things to Do in Avanos, Turkey

December 17, 2017 Carley Gatson

Avanos (Greek: Άβανος (f. sg.)) is a town and district of Nevşehir Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey, located 18 km (11 mi) north of Nevşehir, the capital city of the province. It is situated within the historic and tourist region of Cappadocia. According to 2000 census, population of the district is 35,145 of which 12,288 live in the town of Avanos. The district covers an area of 994 km (384 sq mi), and the average elevation is 920 m (3,018 ft), with the highest point being Mt. İsmail Sivrisi at 1,756 m (5,761 ft).
Restaurants in Avanos

1. Peri Bacalari

Avanos 1, Avanos, Turkey
Excellent
78%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
2%
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0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 99 reviews

Peri Bacalari

Reviewed By Marianna L

although it was very crowded here, i took a moment to enjoy the beauty of the nature and closed my ears & eyes while i opened my heart and soul.

2. Guray Museum

Yeni mahalle Dereyamanli sok No:44 50500 Avanos, Avanos 50500, Turkey +90 384 511 23 74
Excellent
75%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 232 reviews

Guray Museum

The first and unique underground ceramic museum in the world.

Reviewed By SueKyrenia T - Kyrenia

We came across this by accident and was just so impressed. The museum is a private one however they do hold historical artefacts loaned by the government under tight controls. The museum itself is underground and so beautifully laid out and only 10TL to enter. The ceramic shop is massive with many of the items made on sight. Yes they are there to sell you something but please make the effort to go around, it is worth it. You will be amazed at the size and pure volume of unusual goods to buy.

3. Chez Galip

Yeni Mh Hasan Kalesi Mevkii 3, Avanos 50500, Turkey +90 384 511 45 77
Excellent
55%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 114 reviews

Chez Galip

Reviewed By Jam0470 - Mumbai, India

Awe struck with the art work. Master Galip is an down to earth Usta. He just threw a small pot on the floor which didn't break and didn't break even when i stood on it. The guide explained the art work and showed the various works by the master and his family and the students. Couldn't resist buying an original master piece.

4. Bezirhane Pottery

Ptt Karsisi Firin Cikmaz Sok, Avanos, Turkey +90 537 862 68 72
Excellent
84%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
0%
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0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 6 reviews

Bezirhane Pottery

Reviewed By beffo - England

We went to the top-rated pottery place on here... Only to be told 'its bayram, we want to sell what we've got before letting people try out the potters wheel'! Really disappointed... We were so happy to find Bezirhane... A guy and his young son (when not at school) run the place. He gave me and my husband each pottery lessons on the wheel, and helped us create lovely vases which we took home with us. When we asked the cost he said 'whatever you think' so instead we bought some vases and a bowl from his showroom downstairs for 12 quid! Very enjoyable, highly recommended.

5. OtantikShop

Camikebir Mah. Ataturk Cad. No :4/A | Is Bankasi Karsisi, Avanos 50500, Turkey +90 384 511 68 69
Excellent
60%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

OtantikShop

Reviewed By SababaQueen - Jerusalem, Israel

I just returned from a visit to Cappadocia in central Anatolia and enjoyed exploring Avanos, a small town straddling the Kızılırmak (Red River), Turkey's longest river. For centuries, locals have dredged the silt from this river, which supplies a great amount of red clay, and used it for the production of earthenware pottery. Using traditional methods, spinning pottery wheels, the town has become famous for it's beautiful pottery, skillfully hand-painted and glazed. There are pottery shops everywhere and competition is fierce.
I highly recommend OtantikShop. Unlike many other shops, here there is no pressure to buy, there is no hounding, no haggling. Instead, OtantikShop offers thoughtful assistance and pleasant service. The prices are very fair, geared for the Turkish pocket rather than inflated for tourists. They offer a wide selection, carefully organized according to type and theme. I bought gorgeous ceramics here, with unique designs I did not find elsewhere.
I am very happy with my purchases and look forward to shopping here again!
Thank you OtantikShop!
Highly recommended!

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