Grand Recreational Pier
Most of Kish tourist attractions
are related to the sea in one way or another.
Its beach resorts are the number-one vacation spot for many Iranians who enjoy
while residing in luxury hotels with a stunning view of the Persian
Gulf. Even those budget travelers lodging in
can enjoy the
facilities as their cost is quite reasonable. All kind of sea sports are
practiced and there are numerous water and amusement centers. One such
spectacular place for relishing the marvelous sights of the sea and playing
water sports in Kish
Recreational Pier. The pier opened in 2007 as a unique promenade for the people
to enjoy the serenity and fresh air of the sea while having a stroll. Grand
Recreational Pier is a massive structure. It is
about 450 meters long and 18 meters wide (at the far end of the pier you will be
half a kilometer into the Persian Gulf!). The pier is also completely
environmentally friendly. It has no negative effects on the ecosystem of the
island specially on the vulnerable coral reefs. Grand Pier is within walking
distance of the famous shopping malls of Kish such as Venus and Zeytun. As well
as being a unique promenade, Grand Pier is practically a water amusement park.
You can enjoy a wide array of water activities in here. There are boat rentals
with many different types of boats where you can have a boat ride by yourself or
join a group on a speed boat. There are centers that equip you with diving
gadgets and send you down to the colorful depths of the Persian Gulf (Don’t
worry! A pro diver will jump into the water with you). If you are looking for
higher doses of adrenalin you can have a thrilling ride on a jet ski or fly over
the blue waters in a parasailing adventure. There are also a bowling center,
theatres and various restaurants just around the corner.
Among the many spots visited in the course of
Kish day tours, some are better
known than others. These are the
Harireh Ancient City,
Dolphin Park and
Grand Recreational Pier. You already know
about the latter; for having a peek into the other three, keep reading.
This is a very bizarre sight at the first glance: an abandoned ship in a
derelict state motionless on one of the most beautiful coasts of the Persian
Gulf. But the story of the Greek Ship and Kish Island is a half-a-century old
love story. The ship ran aground on the coast of Kish in 1966 and since then has
become a part of every sunrise and sunset in this gem of an island. It is one of
the most popular places for taking pictures in Kish (very romantic indeed!).
Kariz Underground City
Although it is called a city, Kariz is in fact a nexus of interconnected
subterranean canals known as qanats. These amazing structures were used to
provide the locals with drinking water. The site is renovated and equipped with
many facilities to enhance your experience of the magical qanats.
The first dolphinarium in Iran has much more to offer beside dolphins. There are
many other sea mammals including walruses and sea lions and a spectacular aviary
clothed in tropical trees and other exotic plants.
Harireh Ancient City
One of the oldest trade centers of the Persian Gulf is now in ruins. But 800
years ago, Harireh was a hub redolent of spices, colored with cashmere and
sparking with precious pearls. There are many water wells and qanats in the
vicinity of the ruins, all in the foreground of the ever-present blue of the
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