Shiraz

The heart of Persia

Welcome to Shiraz

Poetry, land’s civilization, cradle of the Persian culture and home of the former best wines of the middle east. Its people were described as the most subtle, ingenious and lively of Iran. Shiraz is home for many of land’s greatest attractions, in particular: Persepolis, simply the heart of Iran! further is the city enjoyable because of its colorful mosques, even one made of little mirrors and heavenly gardens, Shiraz has it all!

What to do in Shiraz?

Shiraz, the place of the Persian poetry, wine and civilization. The city is full of history, beautiful gardens, and the shirazi inhabitants are famous for being Iran’s most friendly and openminded people! Some examples and definitely recommended places to visit are of course incredible Persepolis, which dates from before 520 B.C. It’s monumental staircases, admiring reliefs and imposing gateways let make you imagine how grand this empire was. Who says Hafez says poetry, the poet was born ca. 1320 and is the most famous Iranian poet in Persian history, and almost every Iranian could tell you at least one quote written by Hafez. His resting place Is located in a beautiful and peaceful garden right in the center of Shiraz! Or visit one of the most elegant and photographed pieces of architecture in southern Iran. The Masjed-e Nasir-al-Molk mosque was built in the 19th century and Is known as the Pink mosque. come as early as possible in the morning for taking shots of the hall lit up through the glass, the most beautiful part of the sight! After that, explore the Vakil Bazaar and choose one of its cozy cafes to drink a cup of tea or coffee!

Furthermore, there are a good number of gardens, like Naranjestan and the magnificent Eram Garden! Also the active traveler won’t get bored here. Go canyoning in Raghez valley On a 4 hour drive by bus from Shiraz is Raghez valley located and it’s most famous Raghez canyon, which is by far the most beautiful canyon of Iran and counts 64 waterfalls and 100 natural pools.

Shiraz has it all for you, explore it yourself by visiting Iran’s favorite city!

Shiraz, the place of the Persian poetry, wine and civilization. The city is full of history, beautiful gardens, and the shirazi inhabitants are famous for being Iran’s most friendly and openminded people! Some examples and definitely recommended places to visit are of course incredible Persepolis, which dates from before 520 B.C. It’s monumental staircases, admiring reliefs and imposing gateways let make you imagine how grand this empire was. Who says Hafez says poetry, the poet was born ca. 1320 and is the most famous Iranian poet in Persian history, and almost every Iranian could tell you at least one quote written by Hafez. His resting place Is located in a beautiful and peaceful garden right in the center of Shiraz! Or visit one of the most elegant and photographed pieces of architecture in southern Iran. The Masjed-e Nasir-al-Molk mosque was built in the 19th century and Is known as the Pink mosque. come as early as possible in the morning for taking shots of the hall lit up through the glass, the most beautiful part of the sight! After that, explore the Vakil Bazaar and choose one of its cozy cafes to drink a cup of tea or coffee!

Furthermore, there are a good number of gardens, like Naranjestan and the magnificent Eram Garden! Also the active traveler won’t get bored here. Go canyoning in Raghez valley On a 4 hour drive by bus from Shiraz is Raghez valley located and it’s most famous Raghez canyon, which is by far the most beautiful canyon of Iran and counts 64 waterfalls and 100 natural pools.

Shiraz has it all for you, explore it yourself by visiting Iran’s favorite city!



Where to Stay in Shiraz?

Are you planning where to stay in Shiraz? Apochi.com offers you the best hotels and rates. Shiraz accommodation includes everything from luxury to cheap hotels. There are so many hotels in Shiraz that it’s sometimes difficult to decide where to stay, so discover the best hotel in Shiraz that suit to your needs by Apochi!

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How To Get To Shiraz?

By Car

To get to Shiraz by car is possible by the two following road-routes: road 65 from Isfahan to Shiraz and road 86 From Ahvaz and Kerman to Shiraz. Of course Shiraz is also to reach from the capital, Tehran. But then you need to go among Isfahan to get to Shiraz.

By Bus

Almost from every city in far and nearby provinces you can take daily busses to Tabriz Between the main cities there exist the possibility to take a VIP bus, which gives more comfort as in space for your legs and bright seats.

By Plane

It’s possible to get to Shiraz from these cities abroad: Baku, Sharjah, Adana (seasonal) Vienna (begins 2 July 2017), Baghdad, Dubai, Kuwait, Najaf, Doha, Yerevan, Istanbul, Muscat and Tbilisi. I Domestic flights to Shiraz are available from Tehran, Mashhad, Abadan, Asaluyeh, Bandar Abbas, Bandar Lengeh, Kish, Bushehr, Isfahan, Ahwaz, Rasht, Tabriz, Kermanshah, Lar, Lamerd, Qeshm Island, Chabahar, Zahedan, Sari etc.

By Train

There are different train companies which are providing the railway destination Shiraz. The train can be taken from Tehran to Shiraz. There’s every day a night train going to Shiraz, which is leaving in the afternoon and arrives the next morning at the city.

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Travel Notes For Iran

Planning your first trip to Iran? Feeling a little nervous? Don’t be! Travel to Iran can be a breeze, as long as you’re prepared. Here are 5 essential things to prepare before going to Iran.
Should be arranged in advance before entering Iranian national borders or airports.
Something what is really necessary to bring with you due the fact that ATM doesn’t work in Iran. Dollars and Euros could be changed in all major cities.
Women: A loose headscarf, long sleeved shirts (manteau), legs covered down till ankles, skinny jeans, sandals / slippers are allowed depending on the weather.
Men: No shorts, t-shirts are fine, slippers are allowed.
You certainly need an application when you want to check your Facebook in Iran or any other blocked / filtered website!
There should be an in advanced made reservation from a hotel whenever you pick up your visa on arrival. Apochi.com gives you the opportunity to book your hotel online before getting to Iran!