Book a cheap rental car and enjoy the freedom to roam while you’re visiting Shiraz (SYZ)! Envision driving along a winding road, windows rolled down, leisurely passing scenic mountains, romantic beaches or popular roadside attractions in a comfortable rented car. Take the road less traveled, and discover more about the surroundings near Shiraz!
Driving one hour northeast of Shiraz will take you to the historic city of Persepolis that was once the Capital of Persia. Takht-e Jamshid, as the Iranians call it, was the summer home of the Achaemenian emperors. Though burnt by the Alexander, the ruins of this magnificent spot are still magical.
The city of Firuzabad lies south of Shiraz and is an excellent daytrip destination. The city features a wealth of attractions. Witness city’s royal past while visiting the magnificent Palace of Ardeshir. The Ghal'eh Dokhtar or the Maiden Castle placed on a mountain slope is a must visit for architecture lovers.
Famed for its tomb of Cyrus, Pasargad is a great historic site located close to Shiraz. Learn about region’s old superior engineering skills while observing the irrigation of the Royal Garden. Other ancient landmarks like Private palace Gateway palace and Throne of the mother of Salomon are also worth visiting in Pasargad.