Kish, a Fantastic Island of Iran , Is Kish worth visiting?


Kish, a tranquil resort island in the south of Iran , is a free trade zone. It is a beautiful island, with attractive tourist attractions, numerous malls, and shopping centers that attract 1.8 million visitors per year.

This small island, however, plays an important role in the economy. The boulevards with wide palms are full of top-end and expensive cars, including luxury American models. The streets are surrounded by modern buildings, shopping centers, and luxury hotels.


There are about 40 hotels and malls serving visitors and tourists. This spectacular island is called the "Pearl of Persian Gulf".

“The Greek Ship”, “Kariz Underground City” (an ancient underground aqueduct), “Kish Diving Centre”, “Kish Park”, “Harireh” (an ancient city), and “Green Tree Complex”, along with its marvelous tranquil sunny beaches are among the best places worth visiting.

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Kish Greek Ship

The Kish Greek Ship is the remains of a cargo ship that was formally known as the Khoula F. This steamship was built in Scotland in 1943 by the British shipyard of William Hamilton and Company. It was known as Empire Trumpet.

This ship was beached on the southwest coast of Kish island in the 1960s. It sailed all over the world during her operating life. Her final owners were Greeks and that is why the ship is known by this name today though she passed through a series of British and Iranian owners and various names.

In 1966, the Greek ship ran aground. Despite all efforts to drag the ship back out to the sea, this ship was forever stuck in place. Today, it is one of the tourist attractions of Kish.

Kish Kariz Underground City

The Persian people developed their hydraulic system called the Qanat years before the Roman developed their aqueduct so Persians are the real innovators of aqueducts. Qanat is a series of wells that are built along a gentle slope. Qanat was constructed to filter water toward arid areas.

Kish Island owns one of the best examples of this ancient technology. In Kish Kariz Underground City, visitors and travelers have an opportunity to get familiar with the infrastructure of this amazing system. It dates back to 2,500 years ago. It first supplies the island with drinking water. With an area of 10,000 square meters, this underground city welcomes all travelers to visit the largest coral collection directly.

Kish Diving Center

Kish Diving Center was established in 1991. It is one of the best recreational centers which attracts a lot of visitors. In this center you can hold all PADI diving courses including diving in open water; diving in advanced open water; learning professional training courses; specialized diving PADI, etc.

Also, you can watch and touch the beautiful coral reefs, rare colorful fishes, turtles, and underwater life of fantastic creatures while diving into the warm water of the Persian Gulf.

Kish Park

Kish Park has an area of 70 hectares. It offers a face-to-face experience with a kingdom in which more than 75 kinds of birds can be seen. Surrounded by 22,000 palm trees, this park is located in the southeast of Kish Island. It includes a Dolphin park, bird garden, butterfly garden, orchid garden and cactus garden, silkworm compound, artificial rain forest, and volcanic mountain.

Kish Harireh

Harrireh, originally positioned next to a busy commercial port, is the remains of a large house with an underground water channel (Qanat), a public bath, and a mosque. The evidence containing artifacts found during excavation shows that it was established around 1000 AD. It has an area of 120 hectares abandoned around 1600. The residents living in Harrireh made their lives through fishing and pearl diving.

Kish Tours

Kish Island is the third most visited vacation destination in southwest Asia. It is important to improve this island to become the first most visited destination in the region. To do this, there is a need for investment. For this aim, Iranian investors are pouring money into this island to make its white sand beaches and coral reefs a major tourism destination.

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According to the planning, the number of international flights by Kish Air will become doubled. Health tourism also will be improved with top-end hospitals and excellent doctors. The goal is to reach 2.6 million tourists each year.

If you are interested in visiting this marvelous island and other important cities in Iran, we offer you the following tours with the best quality and services:
Diamonds of Persia Tour (19 Days)
Iran Holiday Tour Package (11 Days)
Or you can visit Kish Island (Persian Gulf pearl) with this Budget Tour:
Kish Underwater World Tour (4 Days)

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