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Easy travel guide
Find general travel information, guides and “good to know”. Find the cheapest flights and best hotels offers in one click multi search engine - just click a city and discover the best of the country.

Travel to Iran

The Islamic Republic of Iran offers visitors a unique chance to experience the Middle East. From the modern urban centers of Tehran to the beaches and scuba diving of Kish, you’ll find music, arts, and architecture are all offered in full abundance throughout this country.

Visiting Iran can be an interesting experience. It is a cash-only society thanks to the 30+ year old US embargo that has been in place. This means any Western credit cards will not work. No ATMs will accept Western cards either. One euro equals more than 10,000 rial as well, so getting the exchange rate is important. Prices are sometimes listed in toman as well, which is 10 rial, and there are no state-issued large bills.

Iran operates on three different calendars as well, including the Persian and Islamic calendar in addition to the standard European calendar. Visitors will also want to be aware of certain clothing protocols that are in place. Maybe one of the most unique aspects of a visit to Iran is that it is impossible to find a urinal anywhere.

It is a dry country as well, so no alcohol is allowed in public. European visitors tend to have more leeway than an American visitor for travel freedom, but most trips to Iran are planned tours that feature local guides. It is a friendly nation that may love its instant coffee in the morning, but also offers spectacular arts, culture, and vistas that will make you want to keep coming back for more.

City Guides

Click on a city for more information about the city, maps, tourist information, tours and what to see an do in the city.

Isfahan

Because of its central location within the transportation networks of Iran, Isfahan was once one of the largest cities in the world. It is still home to Naghsh-e Jahan Square, which is one of the largest city squares in the world today. You’ll also find a series of historic monuments, thriving art culture, and stunning architecture as you tour the city. Begin with the bridges of the city. Providing traffic over the Zayande River, the oldest one, Shahrestan bridge, was first...

Qom

Located a short drive from Tehran, Qom is a holy city that has a thriving industrial center and unique opportunities to explore. Make sure that you grab some Sohan, which is a brittle toffee, as a treat to enjoy while you enjoy what the city can offer. Nearly 200 sites of either cultural or historical significance have been identified by Iran in and around the city. Some of the most impressive sites are the Jamkaran Mosque, the Al-Ghadir Mosque, and...

Shiraz

The history of stunning Shiraz encompasses more than 4,000 years of humanity. It’s first documented mention is on a tablet dated to the 20th century BC. For the past 700 years, it has been a city that has led in artistic and creative ventures, known for its literature, poetry, and flowers. Shiraz takes is cultural history very seriously, with its heritage making the city one of Iran’s most important tourism destinations. There are numerous historic landmarks worth seeing during your time...

Tabriz

Tabriz is one of the historical capitals of Iran. It is nestled between the volcanic cones of the Eynali and Sahand mountains, with elevations reaching as high as 1600m. You’ll find Lake Urmia within reach, a resort atmosphere to enjoy, and unique landmarks to go see. Throughout Iran, the chocolates, confectionery, and food are recognized as some of the best you can have. Tabriz is also famous for its crafting talent, with jewelry and rugs from the city highly prized around...
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Tehran, capital of Iran

Tehran is one of the largest cities in the Middle East and Western Asia. It offers visitors access to high-profile landmarks, architecture from the Pahlavi and Qajar eras, and unique forms of art. You’ll find many different styles of street art and graffiti while visiting Tehran, representing numerous themes as an effort to beautify the city. Festivals to celebrate graffiti have been held in the city since 2014. Traveling to Iran does require a bit of planning in advance. Except for...

Travel resources

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Biggest City Iran

Facts about Iran, Biggest city What are the name of the biggest city Iran, and how big are city by population. Easy overview of the informations in the sortable table below. Please note that the informations comes from various sources,if you are using the informations professional you should get confirmation that the figures are actual. Last update august 2017
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Geography and facts, Iran

Iran, geography and facts explained Geograhy, facts, local customs and foodie guide. All explained in videos 8 to 15 minutes, very good, informative and funny videos that will ensure you see the videos to the end. The videos are produced by Geography now, thanks for the videos and keep up the good work.

Iran Holidays

Iran Public Holidays See the calendars for national Iran holidays year by year. Find and just click on the year you for which you need more information about Iran holidays, and the calendar for the year will open. When is the non working days for the year. Public / national days, see the calendar for the country here.

Official holidays

When are holidays and no working days in the country ?

DateEnglishLocal
Farvardin 1-4NowruzNowruz
Farvardin 12Islamic Republic DayRuz e Jomhuri ye
Farvardin 13Sizdah Bedar
Khordad 14Death of KhomeiniRehlat e Xomeyni
Khordad 15Revolt of Khordad 15Qiām e Pānzdah e
Bahman 22Anniversary of Islamic RevolutionEnqelāb e
Esfand 29Nationalization of the Iranian oil industryMelli Šodan e Saneat e Naft
Muharram 9Tasua
Muharram 10Ashura
Safar 20Arbaeen
Safar 28Demise of Prophet Muhammad and Imam Hassan
Safar 29 or 30Martyrdom of Imam Reza
Rabi'-ul-Awwal 17Birth of Muhammad and Imam Jafar
Jamaad-ath-Thaanee 3Martyrdom of Fatima
Rajab 13 Birth of Imam Ali
Rajab 27 Mission of Muhammad
Sha'aban 15 Birth of Imam Mahdi
Ramadhan 21 Martyrdom of Imam Ali
Shawwal 1 Eid ul-Fitr (End of Ramadhan)
Shawwal 25 Martyrdom of Imam Jafar
Dh-ul-Hajja 10 Eid ul-Adha (Ghurban)
Dh-ul-Hajja 18 Eid al-Ghadeer
Iran uses three official calendar systems, including the Solar Hijri calendar as the main and national calendar, the Gregorian calendar for international events and Christian holidays, and the Islamic calendar (Lunar calendar) for Islamic holidays. The surfeit of public holidays has been a subject of concern for almost 30 years. A substantial number of unofficial holidays are added each year to the national holidays that further aggravate the situation. Iran has the most public holidays in the world with around 25 holidays. The holidays in Iran may differ regarding the Arabic Calendar. (Source Wikipedia)

Which are the largest cities ?

Listing of the most important and largest cities in the country

RankCityPop
1Tehran8,154,051
2Mashhad2,749,374
3Isfahan1,756,126
4ŠKaraj1,614,626
5Tabriz1,494,988
6Shiraz1,460,665
7Ahwaz1,112,021
8Qom1,074,036
9Kermanshah851,405
10Urmia667,499
11Rasht639,951
12Zahedan560,725
13Kerman534,441
14Arak526,182
15Hamadan525,794
16Yazd486,152
17Ardabil482,632
18Bandar Abbas435,751
19Eslamshahr389,102
20Zanjan386,851