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Khuzestan Province Eyes Serb Tourists

Khuzestan Province Eyes Serb Tourists
Khuzestan Province Eyes Serb Tourists

The Republic of Serbia and Iran’s Khuzestan Province have agreed to create the conditions for the exchange of tourists, according to Muhammad Ali Khalili, the tourism deputy at the provincial office of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization.

Speaking to Fars News Agency, Khalili said the ICHHTO has held talks with Turkish Airlines’ officials to launch flights between Ahvaz and Istanbul, where travelers can take a flight to and from Belgrade.

“Serbian tourists will use the same route to travel to Khuzestan,” he added.

According to the official, Ahvaz-based Omid Parvaz Travel Agency will organize the Serb tours in spring and summer, when temperatures in Khuzestan at times exceed 50 degrees Celsius.

Serbian travel company EuroJet will launch tours of Khuzestan during the fall and winter, when the temperature in that country drops below zero, while the weather in Khuzestan is pleasant.

The oil-rich Khuzestan Province boasts three world heritage sites — Chogha Zanbil (inscribed in 1979), Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System (2009) and Susa (2015). Despite the province’s location in Iran’s arid southwestern region, Khuzestan’s northern regions are known for their lush landscapes and natural attractions, including Lake Temi and Shevi Waterfall.