Avanos attractions

Historic Site in Avanos

Özkonak Underground City

About 15km north of Avanos, the village of Özkonak hosts a smaller version of the underground cities of Kaymaklı and Derinkuyu, with the same wine reservoirs and rolling stone doors. Although Özkonak is neither as d…
Museum in Avanos

Chez Galip Hair Museum

This pottery gallery, in the alley opposite the post office, is home to Cappadocia's infamous hair museum. Yes, that's right: it's a museum dedicated to locks of hair that past female visitors have left here for pos…
Museum in Avanos

Güray Ceramic Museum

Touted as the only underground ceramics museum in the world, this vast series of modern tunnelled-out caves, underneath the Güray Ceramic showroom, displays a private collection of ceramic art featuring pieces from …
Market in Avanos

Avanos Market

Avanos market is the best, and biggest, local produce market in the region. It's foodie central with market traders selling fresh honeycomb, slabs of homemade butter and a huge array of seasonal fruit and vegetables…
Historic Building in Avanos

Saruhan

Built in 1249, and restored in the late 1980s, the small, Seljuk-built Saruhan has an elaborately carved entrance gateway topped by muqarnas (tiered, decorative niche stonework) detailing. Inside, the courtyard is b…