About Ardakan


Ardakan, the little Greece of the 7th century maybe? It might be the biggest city in Yazd, but both the people and the city have remained somewhere in history and saved their coziness, authenticity, and culture. That’s why best way to enjoy this cultural gem is by having a walk in its valleys. Walking in Ziaei Street, architecture buffs will especially enjoy the sabat (shelters) that cover the street to provide a refuge from the sun. When in Ardakan, Chak Chak Zoroastrian Shrine is another must-see; great for both listening to fairytales and meditation. Like all other cities in Iran, Ardakan has a unique Jameh Mosque, although it may not be as ornate as most. But unlike many other cities, one of Iran’s presidents was born here. Wondering what to take home? Ardakan is famous for all things sesame, from sesame oil to Halva Arde, a sweet, tahini-based paste decorated with pistachios.

Distance from Tehran

  • 564km
  • 5h
  • No Bus
  • 6h
  • No Flight

Best Time to Visit Ardakan

Ardakan has long and hot summers. Therefore, early March to early May are some of the best times to enjoy the city at its most clement. After summer, late September to October is the next best window for visiting this city. Keep in mind that during autumn temperatures can drop, so make sure you dress accordingly.

Suggested months to visit Ardakan

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Weather in Ardakan

Ardakan’s hot desert climate gives it long summers and short winters. During the hottest summer months, even the nights can be too hot for some. While in the short winter lack of clouds causes temperatures to drop below zero.

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