From the bustle of the modern capital Tehran to the serenity of the garden oasis of Kashan, Iran encompasses many extremes. Iran’s strategic location in the middle of Eurasia has granted this country a long history of regional importance. Initial settlement began around 4000 BC, and it is now known as one of the oldest continuous civilisations in the world. Visit Isfahan for lovely strolls, tasty cuisine and excellent architecture. Kashan is a desert oasis with a lengthy history dating back to prehistoric times, while Yazd is a desert city with modern architectural innovations. Nature lovers should head to Qeshm Island, the biggest island in the Persian Gulf, with the Hara marine forests and other amazing eco-sights.