Two of the World Heritage List
- “Founded by Darius I in 518 B.C., Persepolis was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire. It was built on an immense half-artificial, half-natural terrace, where the king of kings created an impressive palace complex inspired by Mesopotamian models. The importance and quality of the monumental ruins make it a unique archaeological site.” UNESCO
- “Pasargadae was the first dynastic capital of the Achaemenid Empire, founded by Cyrus II the Great, in Pars, homeland of the Persians, in the 6th century BC. Its palaces, gardens and the mausoleum of Cyrus are outstanding examples of the first phase of royal Achaemenid art and architecture and exceptional testimonies of Persian civilization. Particularly noteworthy vestiges in the 160-ha site include: the Mausoleum of Cyrus II; Tall-e Takht, a fortified terrace; and a royal ensemble of gatehouse, audience hall, residential palace and gardens. Pasargadae was the capital of the first great multicultural empire in Western Asia. Spanning the Eastern Mediterranean and Egypt to the Hindus River, it is considered to be the first empire that respected the cultural diversity of its different peoples. This was reflected in Achaemenid architecture, a synthetic representation of different cultures.” UNESCO
Persepolis is in the list of world heritage published by UNESCO. It is added to the list in 1979.
Pasargadae also is in the list of world heritage published by UNESCO. It is added to the list in 2004.
It’s an amazing destination for travelers who wants to visit a world heritage site from the UNESCO list and to know more about Iran and Iranian people.
Our services are full package including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Moreover, we have full transportation services and no hidden costs.
You may add 1 more day to this itinerary to visit one of the listed places below. "Extra charges may apply."
- Pink Lake
- Qal’eh Dokhtar
- Ardashir Babakan Palace