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About 50 Km North of Shiraz, Persepolis 71364, Iran
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Excellent tour

During our recent holiday in Iran, my wife and I were very fortunate to be driven for two days by... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dublin, Ireland

I had fun during the visit. But it was really hot and also we went there on ramadan, so it wasn't a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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The ruins of the ancient capital of the Achaemenid kings of Persia.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
About 50 Km North of Shiraz, Persepolis 71364, Iran
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Reviewed 4 days ago

During our recent holiday in Iran, my wife and I were very fortunate to be driven for two days by Mortesa. He drove us from Shiraz to Sisakht and on another day from Shiraz to Yazd, stopping to take in the memorable Persepolis on the...More

Thank sdoreilly
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I had fun during the visit. But it was really hot and also we went there on ramadan, so it wasn't a pleasant situation, but it was good to know about history and everything I liked it very much.

Thank Sarvenaaz F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This masterpiece of architecture is where I spent half a day to contemplate on the greatness and splendor of God and its creatures. Human beings especially the Persians had constructed this architectural wonder around 2500 years ago without any technological facilities and advancements to amaze...More

Thank hamidranjbar6270
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hi. I am a guide driver in Shiraz, Fars of Iran if you need me in Shiraz. Please contact me by my e-mail shiraztourism7@gmail or +989171061939.

Thank Shahrzad S
Reviewed 1 week ago

In Persepolis,you can see a little about Iran's glorious ancient Persian empire and feel you are in the heart of the history. Don't forget that in late march and early in April which is the start of a new year according to the Iranian calendar,...More

Thank Alireza_Emami
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For those interested in archaeology and the history of the Persian empire. The many nations depicted on the Adapana staircase show how powerful Darius and Xerxes were. If the stone were polished as in those days, it would be gleaming black. You are only allowed...More

Thank Janet C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Persepolis is in a dry, hot area so you have to be lucky with the weather. The entrance is reached after a long walk and then up stairs and into an area of beautiful columns, statues and palaces. We walked through an archway seeing graffiti...More

Thank strudel16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Breathtaking ruins of Persepolis and it is the glory of Persia. A must visit to be there and the site has chargeable guides to tell you the story behind it. You may read up before coming to briefly know about this place too. Quite a...More

2  Thank Shahidah K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is little I can add about this magnificent site, which formed one of the reasons I travelled to Iran, so I will make some comments about logistics. Our tour group decided to visit in the afternoon, which was an excellent idea, as many tour...More

Thank J0anned568
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the main-highlights in Iran! Come early to avoid the crowds of locals. I think it´s not necessary to mention how beautiful this place is. Just come and convince yourself.. 5 of 5 Stars

Thank Neosignal
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Golrokh K
Hi, we are visiting Shiraz and Persepolis next week. Does anybody know a good tour in German or English to recommend? Thank you!
6 March 2017|
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Response from Shirley A | Reviewed this property |
We used Morteza Mehrparvar he is in the Lonley Planet guide book and he helped us organise a guide when we got out to Persepolis. We were very happy with Morteza. Tell him Dave & Shirley from Western Australia recommended... More
Ratuay F
Hi, I've plan to visit Persepolis during this April. Here's my question. 1. Is it possible to visit both Persepolis and also Pasargadae in the same day? 2. If so, From Shiraz, how many price for a day trip to... 2.1 Persepolis and also Pasargadae? (standard price for tour or taxi) 2.2 Persepolis only 3. If it not possible to take both, Which one is better? Thanks, Pup
30 January 2017|
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Response from Puha P | Reviewed this property |
It's v doable! Persoplolis has more character n worth the visit! There is nothing much in pasargadae! Not sure abt the price as we took a tour package! Enjoy Iran, its an amazing country, u will not be disappointed! Wish u a... More
I wonder if the Persepolis opens on 11th February, which is a national holiday(Revolution Day)? Thanks for your help!
7 January 2017|
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Response from Hamid H | Reviewed this property |
It is ok. Welcome to IRAN