Avanos is the most historical town in Cappadocia where the Daily life still continues. According to the last researches, the history of Avanos dates back to Hittites that the town was firstly named as “Zuwinasa” which means the land of erthenware.
The oldest functioning building is Alaaddin Mosque which was built by the Seljuk Sultan Alaaddin Keykubat in 1202. Avanos is settled near the longest river of Turkey which is called Kızılırmak (Red River). The river was called “Marassantia” by the Hittites, “Halys” by the Romans. Avanos houses the best pottery and earthenware makers in Turkey.
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