Avanos is a town in the province of Nevsehir. Avanos name in ancient times ;Vanessa, Zuwinesa or Ouenasa. There are many pottery workshops in the county and ongoing tradition of making pottery, since the Hittites .
Roman sarcophagus found in the cemetery near the Red River in Avanos, is the only tomb in the area. In the Sarılar town , during archaeological excavations on the Zank mound, removed the remains of the different cultures from the Early Bronze Age to the late Roman period.
In the Avanos 13th Seljuk period century,there is Sarıhan caravanserai and Alaeddin mosque. Avanos Cappadocia