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Avanos Oren Yeri

Address: Goreme, Turkey
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2-Day Cappadocia Trip from Kayseri
Ranked #9 of 31 things to do in Goreme
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We tried our hand at pottery and bought some lovely pieces at a fair discount. People very friendly and open to discuss their prices.

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Nice, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We were going to take a local bus, but the owner of hotel arranged the very very cheap taxi. so I did RED TOUR by ourselves with Taxi. Avanos was the pottery town. All the Avanos people were working for pottery cave house from ancestors to ancestors.... Great to go, especailly, if you are into art!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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115 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

A rather small area where caves were carved out of a mountain (the old town). Climb the mountain to get a great view over the town and the general area. It is situated close to other major attractions and accessible by car. There are also opportunities to do some shopping.

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Brisbane, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A very traditional Muslim township where customs are observed. Don't let this stop you from exploring & talking with the locals though. A great step off the tourist super highway.

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Seoul, South Korea
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Rent a scooter and head for Ananos on fridays. Grab a Gözleme at the Avanos Bereket Manti near the market and stuff your scooter with fruits you bought from the market. Head back to Goreme and enjoy your late fruity while stargazing. A perfect way to spend a friday's night in Turkey. Highly recommended!

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Vernon, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

too hot to stroll in Goreme, if you have a car avanos is a really interesting side trip, a river runs through the town with a park walkway along, they have bought in some venetian gondolas and there is some way to do a gondola ride, lots of tourist from elsewhere in turkey which interesting and fun it you have... More 

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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Most tourists head for Goreme in Cappadocia. It has got all the infrastructure and is a tourist hub. About 10km away is Avanos, a small town by a river, not yet spoilt by the tourist influx though it has got all the infrastructure and much cheaper. At the most, tourists are herded into pottery workshops on the periphery of the... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Avanos (named Vanessa in ancient times) is a small town on the river Kizilirmak river(red river) which is the longest river in Turkey. This is a lovely place with cobbled streets lined with pottery shops (pottery is the mainstay of the local economy). One can take a leisurely stroll across the swinging wooden bridge and along the river, to stop... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I visited the place twice 10 years ago and a week ago. Galip was there 10 years ago, a friendly atmosphere and place was full of visitors. Last week I encountered an unfriendly waiter and no visitors at all. Galip was not there. The bizarre hair collection still deserves a short visit.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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71 reviews 71 reviews
45 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

You shouldn't leave from Cappadocia without seeing here. In addition you should have a museum card, the Museum of historical sites with the card you can enter free of charge. Museum Card costs $ 15 per person. There are teachers and Student discounts. All historical attractions and more than $ 25 per person will be charged in case of card-guided... More 

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