Kish Island

The Most Beautiful Island Of Iran

About Kish Island

Kish Island is a 91.5-square-kilometre (35.3 sq mi) resort island. It is one of the top 10 beautiful Islands of the world. This beautiful island is 3rd most visited vacation destination of South-West Asia. Summers can be unpleasantly hot and humid here, so the best months to visit are between November and March or April, the max. Here are just a few activities that to do and see on Kish Island.

Amazing Water Sports

From parasailing to scuba diving, wake-boarding to jet skiing, Kish has it all. These activities are led by young, perfectly bronzed Iranian men and women who remind you that no matter what corner of the world you are in, surf culture is the same. While the mandatory hijab is still required on these islands, it is a bit more lax. For participation in these water activities, a swim cap suffices as hijab for women. If you do not want to actually get in the water, you can try the glass-bottom boats to catch a glimpse of the colorful sea life of the Persian Gulf’s aquarium.

The Dolphin Park

The Dolphin Park is a 170-acre park that not only has marine life but also a variety of gardens, including butterfly, orchid, and cactus, as well as the largest pool on the island which houses dolphins, sea lions, and whales. The park’s Bird Garden includes over 47 species of birds and other animals. A full visit to the park takes a few hours, but it could be an exciting stop especially for visitors with children.

Kariz Underground City

Water being a scarce resource in many parts of Iran, ancient Iranians came up with the qanat system — gently sloping vertical wells that lead water into arid areas. Kariz is one such 2,500-year-old qanat, and visitors can take a walk through its tunnels and get an up-close view of this kind of system. The tunnels extend more than five miles, making Kariz look more like an underground city. This ancient structure has been preserved but modernized with the addition of handicraft stalls and a traditional tea-house.

Greek Ship

Khoula F. has been anchored on the southwest coast of the island since 1966. The ship was built in Britain and changed owners several time before reaching the last owner, who was Greek. The ship finally went offshore off of Kish, and though an attempt was made to save her, it proved futile, and she has remained in place since. The Greek Ship is especially picturesque at sunset, when tourists come to take pictures of her.

It is hard to tell whether this is true today as time and rust have taken their toll on the haunting hulk. Portions of the ship are falling apart, and the whole thing is a rusting wreck. But even as a wreck it remains a scenic piece of trash, worth a visit if you can.