• A succession of teahouses, restaurants and fruit-conserve stalls are seen in the rocky village of Darband, northern Tehran. 2020-08-12 23:29

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Beat summer heat in these cool destinations near Tehran

    For many people in Tehran, summer vacation may mean to beat the heat at the beach particularly along the Caspian Sea, inside an air-conditioned museum or at a water park, or taking refuge to a cool nearby countryside. For the latter, here are places around the Iranian capital where scorching heat will be nothing more than an afterthought!

  • Ski resorts draw thousands of tourists in Iran 2018-12-27 09:36

    Ski resorts draw thousands of tourists in Iran

    TEHRAN – The snow-capped highlands above Tehran are home to some of the world’s top ski resorts which offer powder chasers refuge from the hustle and bustle of city life.

  • Skiers pose for a photo in Dizin resort 2018-01-29 19:44

    Life in the mountains: Skiing in Iran

    TEHRAN – Iran has long been an international destination for avid powder chasers during winter, while - in total contrast - its arid and semi-arid climate reaches sweltering levels in summer.