Kish Island, Iran
This beautiful resort Island is one of the best snorkeling sites in the world - its coral-edged lagoons are home to many of the world's spices of reef fish. Scuba divers will marvel at the even more stunning life beneath the waters.
Kish is a 91.5-square-kilometre (35.3 sq mi) resort island in the Persian Gulf. It is part of the Hormozgān Province of Iran. Due to its free trade zone status it is touted as a consumer's paradise, with numerous malls, shopping centres, tourist attractions, and resort hotels.
Kish Island, often called the Pearl of the Persian Gulf has an area of 90 square km (36 sq. miles). It is known for being a beautiful resort in the Middle East and the Persian Gulf. There are many attractions around the island such as the wreck of the Greek Ship stranded near its shores, the ‘Underground City’ and of course its beautiful beaches. It is also one of the best snorkeling sites in the world - its coral-edged lagoons are home to many of the world's spieces of reef fish. Scuba divers will marvel at the even more stunning life beneath the waters.
Things to See & Do
* Kish Dolphin & Crocodile Park
* Mysteries of the World Zoo
* Underground Town of Cariz
* The Ancient Town of Harireh
* Marjon Beach Park
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Rial (IRR)
Language – Persian
Population – 20,000 approx
Land Area – 91.5km²
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus three and a half hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 98
Transport Links - There are a number of international airlines flying to Kish International Airport. The most popular airline with the most regular domestic and international flights in Kish is "Kish Air". Kish Air has international flights to Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Kish Air also offers domestic flights to Iran's main cities, including Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz and Mashhad.
There are private buses that will take you from Tehran and other main cities to Kish Island.