Persia, as Iran was known before 1935, was one of the greatest empires of the ancient world, and the country has long maintained a distinct cultural identity within the Islamic world.
Iran became a unique Islamic republic in 1979 when the monarchy was overthrown and religious clerics assumed political control.
Nowadays Iran remains widely misrepresented and little understood by the general public.
But Iran is a country of friendly people, century-old traditions, historic places and beautiful cities.
Don’t miss this chance to put aside politics, to get to know the country better and to experience great cities like Tehran, Shiraz and Isfahan.