Capital of the Fars province and situated in the heart of Iran, this region gave its name to the Fars or Persian language. A city of historic monuments, poets, philosophers, and kings, beautifully scented roses, orchids, orange trees and vines. Shiraz is a must on any visit to Iran.
The best periods for tourist visits are from February to May and October to November. Shiraz is a very well visited city among Iranians, for several reasons, the weather which is mild almost year round, many historic attractions it has and being the third religious city due to the tomb of Shahcheragh. The gardens of Shiraz are favored by many specially the Eram Garden, Zand st. attractions and of course Persepolis are all must see sites in Shiraz. This city is also the birthplace and resting place of the great Persian poets Hafez and Sa’di. There are two remarkable monuments in Shiraz. One is dedicated to Hafez, the master of Persian lyrical poetry. The other one is dedicated to Sa’di , the author of the famous Golestan , and a book of sonnets called the Garden of Roses.