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Greek Ship

When Khoula F, a Greek-owned large cargo ship ran aground on the southeast coast of Kish Island, its despondent crew never thought, not even in their wildest dreams, that half a century later their ship will serve as one of Kish’s tourist attractions. The Ship was constructed in Glasgow, Scotland where they gave her the name Empire Trumpet. But when it beached on the coast of the Persian Gulf, it was under Greek ownership; hence the name Greek Ship. That is how the Greek Ship has inscribed her story in Kish’s history. Some might think that only ancient relics deserve to be remembered in history, but the Greek Ship proves them wrong. People might wonder what is there but a derelict ship to attract such a large number of visitors. First and foremost, it is the bedazzling sunset; a mélange of different shades and colors on the horizon work as a backdrop to the massive body of the Greek Ship. This stunning vista is the favorite location for taking pictures in Kish. There are many other activities going on around the site of the ship. You can have a memorable camel ride on the coast while enjoying the sight of the ship. There is also a newly-established coastal park near the coast where you can rent bicycles and order food and drinks from the restaurants and cafés. Thus, the Greek Ship is a must-see during Kish tours, but there is much more to the island beside the ship. In what comes below, we will briefly introduce some of the most popular tourist spots visited during Kish day tours.

 

Greek Ship

Greek Ship

Greek Ship

Dolphin Park

In the southeast of Kish near Marjan Shopping Center and some of the most famous of Kish hotels, lies the first dolphin park in Iran. Kish’s Dolphin Park is in fact a vast complex that includes a huge aviary, a botanic garden and restaurants beside dolphin shows. There are other sea mammals such as sea lions and walruses kept in the Park. The dolphin shows are spectacular and gather huge crowds who watch the naughty dolphins do acrobatics, dance and even paint! The aviary of the park includes many species of birds from different regions of the world. The tickets are sold at the entry of the park and shouldn’t cost you more than 25 USD per person.

 

Dolphin Park

Dolphin Park

Kariz Underground City

Qanats first appeared in ancient Iran more than three thousand years ago. They were subtly designed and constructed waterways that channeled subterranean waters to the city. What is known as Kariz Underground City is in fact an intricate nexus of interconnected qanats built sixteen meters under the ground. The whole site has a total area of about 10 thousand square meters in which many amenities have been added in the recent years. These include handicraft stores, restaurants and art galleries, very popular with the foreign tourists. It is also an important archeological site, known for many prehistoric fossils and sea shells.

 

Kariz Underground City

Kariz Underground City

Grand Recreational Pier

This is one of the largest piers in Iran built in 2006 to provide a spectacular promenade in the coast of the Persian Gulf. Grand Recreational Pier takes you 430 meters into the sea where you will relish the peaceful dance of the waves and the sound of the seagulls.

 

Grand Recreational Pier

Grand Recreational Pier

Harireh Ancient City

The islands of the Persian Gulf used to be some of the most important centers of commerce. Around eight hundred years ago, Harireh was a wealthy city in Kish with a thriving market. Merchants from all over the world frequented the city and added to its fame and glory. Today however, all that remains from the ancient city are a couple of monuments in ruins. But a tour among the cracked walls and fallen ceilings with the Persian Gulf in the background, fills you with a sense of history and the fleeting state of the world of men.

 

Harireh Ancient City

Harireh Ancient City

        


2/5/2018 8:30:50 AM

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