Modern history has kept Iran and its rich and unique heritage to itself, but the country is finally opening up to the world.
Tehran with its 18 million inhabitants is a modern city which happens to be close to many popular winter sports resorts. Going North, the Caspian region is the breadbasket of the country where tea and rice fields alternate. Not to be missed are the cities of Isfahan with its finely crafted mosques or Yazd, known as "Desert Town", considered one of the oldest cities in the world. Even more famous is the archaeological site of Persepolis, unrivalled by the importance and quality of its ruins.