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Avanos

Avanos

Avanos is a bustling provincial town beside the Kızılırmak River. The older part of the town winds up the hillside in a maze of cobblestone roads lined by dilapidated Ottoman mansions. There are no sights as such but Avanos’ main attraction is its pottery. This town has a pottery industry history that stretches back to the Hittite period and now, like then, local artisans utilise the distinctive red clay of the Kızılırmak River for their craft. There are potters’ workshops and shops along the main road in the town centre, beside the river; many of which are happy to let you watch them work, or let you have a go at creating a simple pot yourself.