Shiraz City is the capital of Fars Province and it is located in the southwest of Iran. It is known as the city of culture and art, heritage and archaeology, music, exquisite mosques, poets, poetry, literature, wine, splendid gardens and flowers. In fact, it becomes synonymous with education, nightingales, poetry and wine. It is a center for Iranian culture and has a number of famous poets. Two famous poets’ or mystic’s tombs of Iran, Hafez and Saadi, located in this city. Iranians love both. Most of the Shiraz populations are Muslims. Shiraz City has many Football teams.

Shiraz has three life styles such as nomadic life, peasant life and fertile plains around the Karbal, Estakhr, and Dashte Marghab and urbanism (in Shiraz and Kazerun).

Climate of Shiraz


Shiraz City has a hot semi-arid climate. its humidity and temperatures is very nice much of the year. However, summers are hot especially on July (The warmest month is July) and winters are cold with average low temperatures below freezing in December and January (the coldest month is January).

The months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Shiraz are September, July, and then August. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late April. We can find snow in Shiraz close to early to mid-January.

Best time to visit Shiraz


The temperature is the main factor in determining when to visit the city. Spring and autumn are the best times to visit and the days are often pleasantly mild in this part of Iran. Ideal weather in Shiraz is during March to May and September to November. However, during these months, Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive.

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Transportation in Shiraz City


you can get in the city by airport, railways and bus transportation system.

Airport: After Imam Khomeini International Airport of Tehran, Shiraz Airport is identified as the second-most-reliable and modern airport in Iran and it is the largest airport in the southern region of Iran.

Railway system: The city has Train Station and railway network to Isfahan, Tehran and Mashhad.

Metro:The city has metro system for some part of the city

Bus: Shiraz city has bus lines and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT).

Taxi:Shiraz has telephone taxi agency and taxis driven by women that specifically cater to women passengers.

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Handicrafts and souvenirs of Shiraz


The handicrafts of Shiraz City includes:

Carpet weaving: carpet waving is Yazd’s principal handicraft.

Daraie: It is a kind of soft silk fabric with gorgeous-colored diamond shapes on it. Dara’i is produced in yellow, red, green and purple colors.

Pottery: Pottery is one of the oldest human inventions and it is the ceramic material, which makes up pottery wares.

Gabbeh: Gabbeh is a traditional variety of Persian carpets; it is much thicker, and coarser than other Persian carpets .The gabbeh is usually crafted by women.

Giveh: It is a kind of comfortable shoe that common in rural and mountainous areas.

Inlay such as inlaid mosaic work of triangular design, Pile carpet weaving and weaving of kilim, called Gelim and Jajim are one of the most attractive handicrafts of Shiraz’s villages and among the tribes, Wood products, metal works.

In addition to these handicrafts, city is famous for rose water, Lemon juice and Distillates etc. as said below:

Meskheti: It is a delicious dessert, pasty and one of the most famous Persian sweets regarded as Shiraz souvenirs. The main ingredient is starch. It is differing in colors and flavors such as rose, saffron etc.

Lemon and lime: These are as one of the major souvenirs of Shiraz. The harvest of these products start in September until May and it is used fresh or in the water. In addition to great taste, they have many health benefits.

Distillates One of the best souvenirs of Shiraz gardens are Distillates. Each of them has their own taste and health benefits. People in Shiraz prefer them to industrial drinks. The most popular of them are wild rose, two fires and sweat musk willow.

Shiraz citrus aurantium: Orange trees and citrus aurantium perfume are famous in this city especially in May. They create a special atmosphere. Different products of Shiraz citrus aurantium include citrus Aurantium perfume, citrus aurantium tea, citrus aurantium Jams and citrus aurantium syrup. These have many health benefits such as curing nervous headache attacks and anti-anxiety and relaxing.

Masghati Halva: a great dessert and snack. Ingredients are Rice Flour, Starch, water & Rose water (mostly rose water), sugar, oil and saffron.

Shirini-e Nokhodchi (Chickpea flour cookie) and Shirini-e Golpar: They are delicious cookies or sweats made of chickpea flour, cardamom, rose water, and pistachio.


Famous foods, Drinks and desserts of Shiraz


Famous and local foods of Shiraz City include Kebab with rice like elsewhere in Iran.

Shiraz Faludeh: Every one around Iran knows this Faludeh. It is popular around Iran, but originated in Shiraz and it’s brilliant. It’s served with lemon and different juices and distillate for every individual. In fact, Faludeh is a cold dessert, which contains thin rice starch which takes the form of noodles, mixed in semi-frozen rosewater syrup and It is flavored with “sharbat” (sugar water), which can be of different flavors. It is very tasty when mixed with Bahar-e-Naranj liquor.

Shirazi Salad It is a delicious and famous salad available throughout Iran, made with cucumbers, tomatoes, onions and a simple lemon juice and olive oil.

Kalam polo: It is a traditional food found only in Shiraz City. It is a dish made of Rice, meatballs, chopped cabbage and some other vegetables and spices.

Ash shirazi: It is a kind of soup made of vegetables and meat. It is served all over the city early in the morning. People eat this Ash for breakfast.

Famous Drinks and Desserts in this city that also its souvenirs include meskhetian, Lemon and limejuice, Distillates, Faludeh, Aurantium, Masghati Halva, Shirini-e Nokhodchi (Chickpea floor cookie) and Shirini-e Golpar as mentioned above.

Shiraz is one of the must see destinations in Iran. If you intend to have the best time in Shiraz Please Contact us for more information and reservations.


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