The old city of Avanos overlooks the longest river the Turkey, the Kizilirmak (Red River), which also separates it from the rest of Cappadocia. Located 18 km north of Nevsehir, the ancient name of this city used to be Venessa.
The most famous historical feature of Avanos, which is still relevant and very visible today, is its production of earthenware pottery.
The ceramic trade in this district and its countless pottery factories date right back to the Hittites, and the ceramic clay from the red silt of the Kizilirmak has always been used.
It is a popular destination because of its attractive old town with cobbled streets, and superb views over the river.