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“Nice town to visit” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Avanos Oren Yeri

Avanos Oren Yeri
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Small-Group Cappadocia Full-Day City Tour with Airport Transport and Lunch
Ranked #12 of 50 things to do in Goreme
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Newport Beach, California
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15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice town to visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

We originally were reserved to stay at the Double Tree hotel here but changed our minds and stayed at the Aydinli Cave Hotel in Goreme. We are glad we changed hotels but were also glad that our private tour included Avanos. It was interesting to see the craftsmen working at their trade and the jewelry stores we visited. We also had lunch there in a nice restaurant by the river.

Visited September 2012
Thank Juliet F
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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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“a quiet little town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

it's a small quiet town, the Red river runs through it with a hanging bridge to connect you to the other side of the river (that i didn't have time to check). it's not big, it has nothing in particular to see except that it's widely known and actually very famous for its pottery & carpets and kilim industry. but still i enjoyed my 2 nights stay in Avanos. it's quiet which can give you a chance to relax, you can enjoy a walk beside the river. the people over there were very friendly, they initiated conversations with me on the street to ask me where i'm from and talk to me a bit which was nice. there are lots of activities that you can plan from Avanos, you can go hiking, horseback riding, cycling, canoe-ing in the red river (i tried it and it was pretty cool), and hot air balloon flights (don't miss it, been there, done that and it's awesome). also Goreme and Uchisar are very close and they have amazing hiking sights. the pension we stayed at was really good (Kirkit Pension), i didn't really explore the town at night, i mainly stayed at the pension after dinner to enjoy their musical gatherings that included oriental musical instruments and Turkish singing. the pension also have an agency (Kirkit Voyage) where they can handle activities arrangements for you. it's not a big town but i enjoyed the quietness of it and the river view. it can be a nice place to relax and unwind, with a bit of some active time as well

Visited August 2012
2 Thank Marwa E
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Ancaster, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“Nice town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

We took the dolmus to Avanos from Goreme, probably about a 20 minute ride. Avanos is a bigger place than we expected. The Red River runs through it and a suspension bridge you can walk across. The people are very friendly and we were offered tea when we went into a shop. Behind the town square, up the hill, is the ancient village and most of the pottery shops. The Ursa Sofrasi restaurant is excellent.

Visited September 2012
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Wichita, Kansas
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Chez Galip Hair Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012

Yes, it sounds weird and creepy. Chez Galip is a pottery shop in Avanos that also houses the world's largest collection of women's hair clippings. Women give Galip clippings of their hair and leave a note with their names and addresses and those are displayed along the cave walls. It actually IS kind of creepy, but it's a must-see if you appreciate originality. Be aware that if you're a woman and you tour the hair museum, Galip will invite you to leave your own clipping. Galip's pottery is beautiful and some of the best in Avanos as well.

Visited October 2011
5 Thank Carrie G
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Rustrel, France
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38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“river walk through Avanos”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

On one of the longest rivers in Turkey, if not the longest. Nice strong along the river with some decent outdoor restaurants along the way. Bazaar 54 for shopping has a very good selection of carpets from all regions of Turkey and low-pressure sales with a very good overview of the government-funded weaver training by knowledgable people with good English.

Visited August 2012
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