Visit Ancient Persia

Iran is home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations, beginning with the formation of the Elamite kingdoms in the fourth millennium BC. It was first unified by the Iranian Medes in the seventh century BC, and reached its greatest extent during the Achaemenid Empire founded by Cyrus the Great in the sixth century BC, stretching from Eastern Europe to the Indus Valley, becoming a larger empire than previously ever existed in the world. The Iranian realm fell to Alexander the Great in the fourth century BC, but reemerged shortly after as the Parthian Empire, followed by the Sasanian Empire, which became a leading world power for the next four centuries.

Iranian literature is one of the world’s oldest. The Persian language has been dubbed as a worthy language to serve as a conduit for poetry, and is considered one of the four main bodies of world literature.

So would you like to visit Iran? Alongside the capital, Tehran, the most popular tourist destinations are Isfahan, Mashhad, and Shiraz.

How to go there?

Cheapest version is with Pegasus Airlines from Istanbul directly to Tehran. Basic return ticket cost in average around 150,00-200,00 €. This example from 27.04.2018. – 07.05.2017. cost 127,00 EUR.

You need transport to Istanbul? With Pegasus there is so many options, like if you are going from Sarajevo you can get there for 113,03 €. So in total from Sarajevo to Tehran and back you will need around 240,00 EUR.

If you are traveling to Iran than you will probably need a visa. The process is simple and visa can be obtained at the airport. More info about visa you can read here. On this photo you can see Iran’s visa policy.

And here is visa fees.

For Bosnia and Herzegovina, visa is around 45,00 €.

Prices in Iran are more than acceptable. Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district cost 6 €. Two liters of Coca-Cola is 0,76 €. Bread for 2 people is 0,43 €. 1 liter of gas costs just 0,25 €; imagine that! If you don’t want to be driver in their hectic transport you can use taxi and for 8 km ride you will pay 3,06 €.

Accommodation is also cheap. On you can find a varied offer of accommodation facilities. For instance in Baharestan Hotel in Tehran (which is located in city center) you can find private Single Rooms with private bathrooms from $30 per nigh (€25,85).

Let’s summarize:

Travel costs (from most cities in Europe) is around 250,00 €

Accommodation for 8 nights is around 200,00 €

Visa costs around 50,00 €

Costs per day (8×25,00 €) 200,00 €.

So for 700,00 € you can spend 8 days in magical Persia.

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