Kish is an island in the south of Iran on the northeast of the Persian Gulf. The island is a part of Hormozgan Province. Kish is called the pearl of the Persian Gulf. You can easily find Kish in Iran's map in the east of Qeshm Island. Kish is a small island but has many shopping centers, natural and historical tourist attractions, and different types of resort hotels. Water sports like scuba-diving, jet-skiing, sailing, fishing, boating, and water-skiing are the best suggestions for enjoying your time in Kish. Bike rental stations in different parts of the island provide an unforgettable experience of cycling in one of the longest biking tracks in the world. Dolphin Park, Greek Ship, Kariz Underground Town and Harireh Ancient City are popular tourist attractions of the island. The visitors wishing to dine out can enjoy the diversity of good restaurants on the island. Kish has got lots of excellent seafood restaurants located on the beautiful coastline of the Persian Gulf. Kish's population is about 26,000 people. As one of the most visited tourist destinations in the southwest of Asia, approximately one million travelers visit the island every year. Handling such an immense number of tourists has made Kish International Airport one of Iran's most important airports. Traveling to the island has been facilitated for foreign tourists due to Kish’s unique status as a free-trade zone. This has resulted in visa-free policy regarding the foreign tourists. The officials stamp your passport at Kish International Airport and allow you to stay up to 14 days. You can reach Kish using domestic airlines from almost all the major cities in Iran like Tehran, the capital city of Iran, Tabriz, the biggest city in the northwest of Iran, and Kashan, a beautiful oasis city in the central part of the country. You can also get to Kish by boats from the port cities of Bandar Abbas, Bushehr, and Chabahar.
Kish Hotels and Hostels
Kish is a popular tourist spot for both Iranian and foreign tourists. As mentioned above, about one million tourists enter the island annually. To house such a considerable number of tourists, Kish offers all types of top-rated, luxury, mid-range and also cheap hotels and hostels. The diversity of tourist attractions in Kish, expensive water sports and VIP transportation have made the island a favorite destination for upper-class tourists. The accommodation price in the island is higher than the mainland Iran. But according to the type of your preferred accommodation, Kish offers many choices of nice and cozy hotels, hostels and guesthouses. Online booking is available for most of Kish's hotels. As a popular vacation spot, Kish accommodation facilities are superior in the quality of their service. Kish hotels are classified according to their style and level of luxury. Are you looking for a luxury and memorable stay on the island? You can find seven five-star hotels with excellent rooms and service in Kish island's hotels' list. Darius and Toranj, the most favorite top-rated hotels in kish, are among the best hotels in Iran. If you have a limited budget and don't care much about the level of luxury, cheap accommodation is also available. Paniz, Fanoos, Setareh, Shabaviz, and Goldis are topnotch instances of Kish island’s cheap hotels. The diversity of cheap hostels and guesthouses in Kish makes the question where to stay in Kish easy to answer. Staying at Kish guesthouses is the other alternative for an economy accommodation on the island and won't cost much.
Kish tours are among the most popular tour packages in Iran. Almost every tourism agency in the major cities of the country operates Kish tours with optional prices for different levels of service. Due to this popularity, Kish is an inseparable part of Iran tours. Depending on the level of accommodation, the facilities and other services included in a Kish tour's, the tour prices change. Another important factor in the price of a Kish tour is the season you have planned to take a trip to the island. Like the other islands on the Persian Gulf, Kish is very hot and humid during summer days. Many domestic tourists prefer other destinations because of the weather conditions. So, the prices of Kish island tours drop significantly in the summer. If your budget isn't limited, the best time to visit the island is in winter. Most of the airlines like Kish Air offer different Kish flights from Tehran in their daily schedules. The latter eases the process of booking a Kish tour from Tehran, depending on your budget and the time you wish to spend on the island. If you've planned to book a tour provided by an Iran tour operator, you should consider that finding an appropriate tour during Iranian new year’s holidays is difficult. The hotels are almost fully booked and expensive in high-season winter days and the first half of the spring.
Kish Sightseeing Tours
Kish is a small island with numerous tourist attractions. The island with its beautiful sandy coastline and diversity of attractions is a popular destination in Iran sightseeing tours. Kish sightseeing tours are best-loved among the foreign tourists who wish to have a different experience in Iran because it is visa-free. During a 3-day-and-2-night visit to the island, you can enjoy almost all the attractions and recreational activities. Kish day tours we offer are also available for a short visit to the island covering the major attractions. You can easily book our Kish daily tours that take you around in the pearl of the Persian Gulf. Our Kish sightseeing tours start on the island and take one whole day. In the course of the tour we will take you to the most visited tourist attractions of Kish.
Kish Tourist Attractions
Kish tourist attractions include natural, cultural and historical sights and water sports facilities. As a free-trade zone, Kish's shopping centers and malls also attract many domestic tourists. Different festivals, especially on hot summer days with discounts in markets are very attractive for domestic tourists. Recreational activities in Kish are the best of their kind among Iran tourist attractions. Pars safari Off-road track in Kish is the first desert safari complex in Iran tourism industry. It is equipped with different kinds of ATV, buggy, trail and cross motorcycles. The cycling track stretches all around the island. It is about 75 kilometers long with rental stations in different parts of Kish. A ship stranded on the southwest coast of the island on 25 July 1966 and is known as the Greek Ship after its Greek owner. This ship is one of the famous tourist attractions of Kish and the entry is free. Many tourists come to enjoy the view of the ship at sunset. The Dolphin Park is a big garden of 70 hectares with a large human-made pool. Visitors can enjoy dolphins and other sea mammals' shows as well as visiting an interesting bird zoo. Ocean Water Park is another fabulous recreational area especially for young people who long for an adventurous day in a marvelous water park. There are all kinds of exciting facilities installed in the park. The largest water slide in Iran plus many pools of different shape and depth guarantee a delightful day in the mesmerizing Ocean Water Park. The entrance fee is between 25 to 30 USD depending on the day you visit the park. The park also includes a palatial massage parlor with international masseurs and masseuses offering their pro services. There are also six restaurants and coffee shops with delicious Iranian and international dishes and drinks. You don’t even need to take swimsuits and towels to the Park since there is a huge market in the park offering a wide array of sportswear including swimsuits, swimming goggles, swimming caps and nose clippers. Shopping malls are probably the most distinctive feature of the island, and they are immensely popular with the domestic visitors. Venus, Kish Hyper, Roya, Marjan and Kish Trade Center are the most sumptuous of these shopping malls. They offer their costumer's incredible seasonal discounts.
Kariz Underground Town was built 2500 years ago to channel the fresh water to the residents of the island. Now it is an underground tourist attraction provided with restaurants, handcraft markets, amphitheaters and art galleries. The ancient town has an area of more than 10,000 square meters. The ancient underground town of Kariz is one the primary cultural and historical sights of the island. The entrance fee of Kariz underground town is 5 USD. Grand Recreational Pier was constructed using the method of metal piers and wooden docks with four shifting areas. Many recreational activities, including jet skiing, pedal boats, fishing boats, rowing boats, water tricycles, diving facilities and glass-bottomed boats are available here. Observing the colorful fish species of Kish coral beaches is another interesting thing you can do at Kish Grand Recreational Pier. Harireh Ancient City in the center of the northern coast of the island is a historic site you shouldn’t miss. The history of the ancient city goes back to Sassanid period and early Islamic era. The entrance to Harireh ancient city is free for all Iranian and foreign visitors.
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