Where is Avanos?
Avanos is a town of Nevsehir, included in the famous touristic region of Cappadocia accompanied by the amazing views of Kizilirmak (the Red River).
When should I visit Avanos?
Avanos with its magical fairy chimneys displays amazing natural scenes in every season. It is a great view seeing the fairy chimneys under the snowy sky; however it is also amazing to watch hot air balloons floating in the clear sky above the natural wonders.
How can I go to Avanos?
Nevsehir has its own airport, however you can also fly to Kayseri Erkilet airport and take a quick drive to Avanos with car or bus.
Where should I stay in Avanos?
Well, Cappadocia has a great variety of hotels, chain hotels, boutique hotels,etc… But for a unique experience, you can prefer to stay in a cave hotel.
What will I see in Avanos?
Avanos is one of the first places that Christianity started to spread, walking along the ancient cobble-stone street you may open a window to the past and explore city’s history. Zelve is one of the residence of early Christians lived on these lands and it is home to many traditional Christian houses and worshipping places. Zelve also has some of the most unique fairy chimneys that gives it a Star Wars location that is just cool.
You can visit the churches of Cavusin (Nicephorus Phocas) and Gulludere (Saint Agathangelus) to explore the Christian legacy in the town and admire the amazing architecture.
You can also discover the mystical Ozkonak Underground City that is consisted of many narrow holes that are tunnels between the living areas. With latest excavations, the ventilation system, the water well and the winery of the city has been brought to surface of the earth. If you are looking for an adventure, you must definitely visit this underground city that is built for security reasons.
As Avanos is the center of pottery in Turkey, why not join a pottery workshop following the tradition of Hittites to create amazing vases, mugs, cooking pots and anything you can imagine really.
Avanos is one of the most unique touristic destinations of Turkey with its cultural legacy and unique craftsmanship. It is for sure that you will leave with great memories to remember for a lifetime. Do not forget to buy some souvenirs from pottery shops for your loved ones.