Country > Iran
province > Hormozgan
Time Zone> IRDT
Population > 23,027
Area >91 km²
The coral beaches of Kish sparkle in the sunlight. This is something, which the sandy beaches of many resort areas around the world do not offer. The seawater near the beach is crystal clear and one can see the bottom of the sea up to a far distance. This is, of course, due to the corals around the island, which purify the water.Relative to its area, Kish has one of the longest beach stretches. Unlike the crowded beaches elsewhere, the beach here is a relaxing and peaceful place. The fish and other marine life in the coastal waters of Kish are very unique. Visitors loose track of time when watching these species which are easily visible. At the same time, the best quality edible fish is caught here. The coastal waters of Kish are among the safest in the world. There are no sharks and swimming is totally safe. Tourists can use this beach and enjoy the sun and water all year round.
The Ancient Town of Harireh
Harireh is an ancient 8th century city located in what is now Kish, Iran. It is situated in the center of the northern coast of the island. Its area is about 3 square kilometers. Some say Harireh was first built sometime between the late Sasanid period and the early Islamic era. Harireh was quite popular during the Saljuks and Atavakan of Fars. An Iranian cultural heritage organization has verified that Harireh is at least 800 years old Harireh city
Harireh is most probably the town that the renowned Iranian poet, Saadi, has referred to in his book Gulistan. There are references in the works of Iranian and Arab historians to the location of the town on the island. These say that the town was situated in the middle of the northern part, precisely where the ruins are standing today
The Greek Ship is the nickname of a cargo steamship, Khoula F, that has been beached on the southwest coast of Kish Island, Iran, since 1966. She was built in 1943 by the British shipyard of William Hamilton and Company in Port Glasgow, Scotland, under the name Empire Trumpet.
Kish Dolphin Park
In a big beautiful garden of 70 hectares, where beautiful bougainvilleas are wrapped around palm tre es, and green plants and colorful flowers present a different nature to the visitors, for the first time in the Middle East, sea mammals and penguins entertain the children and adults alike. More than 20 dolphins, sea lions, sea cats, sea boars, and white whales jump, cruise forward and backward, clap, snore and throw balls in the largest manmade pool on Kish Island. Sea mammals and penguins are not the only amusements of Engineer Hossein Sabet’s Park & Resort Complex. The Bird Zoo, Cactus Garden, Orchid Garden, Silkworm House, Underwater Aquarium, and Erupting Volcano are other amusing sectors of the palm grove of the southeastern tip of Kish Island, which attract thousands daily. The visitors enjoy watching tens of different birds from all over the world, beautiful and rare cactuses and orchids, the metamorphosis of silkworms and cruising of fish in their natural environments during the daytime, and the erupting of an artificial volcano at nights.
Kish Bird Garden
The Bird Garden is situated inside the Dolphin Park with more than 57 bird species, including Pelicans, Ostriches, Blue & Yellow Macaw, different kinds of Storks, Toco Toucans, Turacos, Swans, African Penguins and rare species like Marsh Crocodiles. This, undoubtedly, is one of the most unique animal centers in Iran. It is noteworthy to say that different kinds of species from the farthest parts of the world, from South America to Australia and from East Asia to Africa have been brought to this park.
Kariz Underground City
Vast complex of ancient underground aqueducts dating back some 2,500 years & open for visits.
Ladies Plage (Women’s Beach)
One of women’s entertainments in Kish Island is spending time in equipped plages that you enjoy using them. Ladies Plage (Women’s Beach) in Kish is built in the north east of Kish Island and in 10 minutes you can get to this plage wherever you are in order to have fun and enjoy a new experience. The reason of making this plage for women is that they are not free to swim wherever they want like men, so Ladies Plage were made in Kish Island that women can swim with swimsuit or sunbathe in a safe and secure place. There are some facilities in this place such as exclusive bath with sweat water, big umbrellas, buffet, playing tools for children, special chairs for sunbathing and the most important point of this place is having professional and trained safeguards who are taking care of people. This place with full facilities are made for people who want to enjoy their time while being in Kish Island.
kish diving center
Diving is one of the sea and water amusement that most people like to experience for at least once in the waters of the Persian Gulf. The waters around Kish Island are the habitat of a variety of marine organisms such as coral, decorative and edible fish, sea urchin, crabs, shellfish, and sea stars that you can see all of these beauties by going to Kish Diving Center. We advise you to take a trip Kish, the dream island, to experience the joy in Kish Diving Center. This diving center is equipped with all the facilities, along the beautiful corals and beautiful colorful Persian Gulf fishes. There is a great program for you and your companions. Seeing the beautiful view of the Persian Gulf provides the peak of thrilling and unique calmness under the blue sky for tourists and visitors who have traveled to Kish Island which you will not experience in any other parts of Iran. In the Kish Diving Center, you will be taught how to swim in depth of the sea before you dive.
Ocean Water Park
Theme parks are kind of entertainment complexes that put all entertainments together in one place. Water parks are the most popular theme parks in the world because they bring happiness and joy for people who are using them. Kish Island which is one the best tourist places in Iran has the first ocean park and the first water park without roof which is so fascinating. If you are looking for a place to gain peace and quiet, you can visit slow rides in Ocean Water Park. You can go around the ocean water park by some colorful tubes in Rashin artificial river. There are other things in this part such as Dingo Jacuzzi, slides, pools and special paly tools for children and the special Jacuzzi. If you are looking for more excitement, you should go to fast riders. In Anaconda part, you can ride a three-person tubes and enjoy riding in a 170-meters long tube. You should also experience surfing in Mojab section with the latest technology. There is a whirlpool that you can enjoy its artificial beach and wave in a grate atmosphere with clean and clear water in Tsunami Lake. Do you need more adrenalin? Choose exciting rides part.
Kish Cable Ski Park
Located near the Grand Recreational Pier, Aquacom offers water ski and wakeboard rides on the main beach. The cableway is 860m long and 160m wide and operates at a speed of up to 62km/h (novices can request a slower speed of 28km/h).