The sign of the ancient Persian civilization, the symbol of worldwide unity, peace, and equality, glorious Persepolis tours are the pride of Iran top tours!
No trip to Iran with a historical theme will be complete unless it has a look at Persepolis tours.
Derived from the ancient Greek, the English word “Persepolis” means “the Persian city”. Therefore, Iranians call it Takht-e-Jamshid. It literally means Jamshid’s throne. To clarify, “Jamshid” was the first, probably the mythical king of Iran!
Persepolis is situated 60 km northeast of the city of Shiraz in Fars Province. It was built by the third king of the Achaemenids, Darius the Great in 6th century B.C! However it was Cyrus the Great who chose the site of Persepolis which was 125,000 square feet!
Good to know before you travel to Persepolis, the manufacturing of this mysterious complex lasted 150 years! So, this legendary complex was a sign of the ancient Persian civilization! This is also the symbol of worldwide unity, peace, and equality!
It is worth mentioning that Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenids Empire! So it was only occupied seasonally! However, there is a belief that the function of Persepolis was only for celebrating Nowruz, the new year of Persian people!
As mentioned before, the center of the great Persian Empire was a summer residence of Achaemenid emperors!
However, although Alexander the great almost destroyed Persepolis, it is still breathtaking! Most importantly, it is a reason to be proud of the ancient Persian Empire! Do not miss spectacular Persepolis tours in your travel to Iran!
The most important part of our travel to Persepolis is the tomb of Cyrus the great! Cyrus was the first king and the founder of the Achaemenid Empire!
Located in the southwest of Pasargadae palaces, the tomb of Cyrus was built on his own orders before his death. So, this tomb is the most famous structure in the Pasargadae complex! Moreover, it is the only monument that is mentioned in the Greek sources.
Above all, Cyrus was one of the most popular and famous kings of Persian history! So, people annually come to visit his tomb with Persepolis tours in order to respect him and his immortal works!
Located 3 km north from start point of Persepolis tours, Naqsh-e-Rajab is a complex of 4 bas-reliefs that display different ceremonies! The coronation of the kings for instance! In addition, the natural cliffs protect this complex from the sunshine!
Naqsh-e-Rostam is an ancient necropolis located in about 6 km northwest of Persepolis tours start point! Moreover, this complex contains 4 rooms carved into the mountain and each of them belongs to a Great king! Above all, another feature of this necropolis is Sassanid rock reliefs cut in the cliff!