Offered in English
Welcome to the Armenian quarter of Tehran, where we’re going to discover some of Tehran’s homeliest pastry shops and colorful handicrafts stores.
Villa (officially named Nejatollahi) Street used to be home to some of the richest of the capital. Today, its every corner exudes sentiment and Nostalgia.
In this experience, together with your knowledgeable guide, we explore the nooks and crannies of Villa’s avenues and handicraft stores. You get to adore Persia’s most traditional crafts including hand-woven rugs, silverware, Khātam (decorative wooden boxes), and porcelain enamels among many more, and maybe even buy the one that steals your heart.
As this street is home to Iran’s first pastry and chocolate shops, you’re invited to a cup of coffee and a sweet bite of their best delicacies in a cozy café, where you also get to talk with its hospitable owners, learn about the history of Persia’s Armenians first-hand, and grow a new appreciation for the pastries and the shops.
Photo Credit: Wikicommons; Homa, Foad Ashtari
- An English-speaking guide
- Transportation from your accommodation in Tehran to Villa St. and back
- A warm cup of coffee
- Fresh pastries
- Comfortable shoes for walking
- A bottle of water
Villa Street’s historic houses, cafes, and handicraft stores