Welcome to Shiraz
No trip to Iran is complete unless you visit Shiraz, the heartland of the Persian Empire. With more than 4000 years of history, the attractions of Shiraz are plentiful: breathtaking historical sights, marvelous Persian gardens, divine mosques and much more.
The region’s moderate climate and strategic position led the Achaemenid Empire to lay the foundations of their capitals near Shiraz. Though centuries passed and power switched hands, many subsequent rulers designated Shiraz as the capital of their dynasty. Shiraz reached the peak of its prosperity during the reign of Karim Khan-e Zand who was revered as a just ruler.
If you are wondering when to visit Shiraz, spring and summer are the best seasons. A one-day Shiraz tour would serve as a suitable introduction to the city itself, but to cover all the highlights of Shiraz and its vicinity you would need more time. A tour guide could help you get the most out of your trip to Shiraz, especially if you plan to visit Persepolis and Pasargadae.