Kish Island which is one of the sunshine coasts of Iran is the most hedonistic spot in this country. Because of its free trade zone situation, this island is accosted as a paradise for its consumers, with many shopping malls, resort hotels, and tourist attractions. Kish Island with an area of 90 km is often known as the Pearl of the Persian Gulf and a beautiful resort in the Middle East. This island unlike the rest of Iran has relaxed laws. the residents of Kish, like other parts of Iran, are hospitable and friendly. So, here’s a rundown of some of the best tourist attractions in Kish to visit.
Top 11 tourist Attractions of Kish Island
- The Greek Ship
- Ocean Theme Park
- Harireh Ancient City
- Kariz Underground City
- Kish Dolphin Park
- Grand Recreational Pier
- Ladies’ Beach
- Baqu Village
- Ayani House
- Twin Water Reservoir of Kish
- Exhibition of Kish Reptiles and Deer Park
The Greek Ship
A 75-year-old cargo ship called the Greek Ship has been beached on Kish Island since 1966. Recently, this ship is one of the major Kish tourist attractions where numerous people gather on the beach to watch the sunset. In the area of the Greek Ship, you can find whatever you want from Iranian restaurants to Lebanese coffee shops and bike rentals. The Greek Ship will be a memorable experience for those who like enjoying a very peaceful environment.
Ocean Theme Park
The Ocean Park was opened in 2017 and it is the first themed water park in Iran. This outdoor park was designed by the veteran architect Ahmad Jafari and it is based on the story of a Mystery of the Sun Castle theme. In the Kish tourism industry, this theme park has a big contributor and has more than 400 staff, 4 pools, 2 restaurants, 4 coffee shops, 2 shopping malls, 13 rides, and a spa. During the first six months, Ocean Water Park made a new record in the Kish tourism industry and it attracts more than 80 thousand tourists.
Harireh Ancient City
Harireh Ancient City is situated in the central, northern part of the Kish island, and offers an amazing view of its antique architecture. Today, some part of it remains intact, but the ruins show that it was a thriving region. The researchers estimate that this place was established 1000 years ago and people lived there for 600 years.
Kariz Underground City
In different parts of Iran, water has been one of the rare resources. The ancient Iranians made the qanat system, and lead the water to arid areas with vertical wells. The age of this qanat is 2,500-year-old and you can walk through tunnels and visit the Kariz qanat system with a close view. These tunnels expanded over 5 miles and made the Kariz like a city that is under the ground.
Kish Dolphin Park
A 170-acre park which is called Dolphin Park and located on Kish island has both marine life and different types of gardens including orchids and butterflies. It has also the biggest pool on the island which homes to dolphins, whales, and sea lions. The bird garden of this park has more than 47 species from birds to other animals. Visiting all around the park takes a few hours, especially if you have children.
Grand Recreational Pier
Kish Grand Recreational Pier was built in 20 months and inaugurated in July 2006 by Iranian experts. It has wooden decks, and steel pilling, with four side-deck spaces. This recreational pier has ten thousand square meters area with 437 meters long and 18 meters wide. Visitors can enjoy from watching the colorful fishes and natural sights in this pier. It is good to mention that the structure and building of this pier did not hurt the marine habitat.
Paying money to use the beach is among the unnatural things. The Kish Ladies’ beach is one of the cleanest and best beaches on Kish island which receive small money for entering. There are some lockers in this beach area where you can put on your stuff in it. There are also some showers to use when you are done. This beach is one of the perfect beaches where has many facilities for women in the middle east.
One of the oldest and the most beautiful villages in Kish is Baqu Village which shows the natural and intact lifestyle of the ancient people of the Kish island. You can reach to Baque village both from Qorub Square road or Persian Gulf Highway.
Ayani House is situated in Harireh City. This house shows the Iranian lifestyle and their old houses beside the Persian Gulf. The building of this house dates back to the Ilkhanid era. The outside decoration of this house has star-shaped tiles that shows wealth and luxuries life of the ancient people.
Twin Water Reservoir of Kish
The architecture of this water reservoir is one of the exciting designs of Kish island buildings. It has five wind catchers and two domes in the middle of it so that air can pass through it easily and keep the water of the reservoir cool. Wind catchers embedded in water reservoirs help that water be close to the freezing point and make natural ventilation.
Exhibition of Kish Reptiles and Deer Park
Over 100 reptiles live in the Reptiles Exhibition. This is situated next to Deer Park (Ahuan Park) and helps travelers to enjoy both tourist attractions in a short time. Chuan Park with an area of 2 hectares wide has 17 cages for almost all kinds of animals. In this park, there also are several species of Australian birds.
The area of Kish Island is about 91.5 square kilometers. This island is situated in the Persian Gulf and is part of Hormozgan Province in Iran. It is worth mentioning that this island is popular to consumer’s paradise because of its shopping centers, resort hotels, and tourist attractions. Visit and enjoy.