Kish Island: Iranian Free Market
Area: 90 Sq. km
18 km South of Iran's Southern coast; 300 km away from Bandar Abbas
By combining the natural colors of the waters of Persian Gulf, land
and natural itself, island's geographic location has given it
Kish is almost elliptical with East-west length of 15 km, and 7 km
width running North-south. Its highest point is the Eastern part,
which rises about 45 m above the sea level. Island's relative height
is 32 m.
Kish Island has beautiful beaches and calm water. North-western,
Western and Southern shores are rocky, washed by waves that brought
by the sea wind in those parts.
Kish is potentially filled with attractions of different kinds. The
untouched nature, vegetation, hills, markets, Shopping Festivals,
restaurants, hotels and recreations are all attractive.
Traditional Water Reservoirs
Drinking water resources are limited in Kish Island. Since very old,
native residents have utilized various methods to supply drinking
water, some still evident across the island.
It's said that long time ago, a Greek cargo vessel reached this
portion of the sea for unknown reasons, but stranded for ever.
It is, in fact, the belt road embracing the island. Donya Road is
indeed an illustration of the links among various Iranian cultures
with those of the world.
Aquarium, Life at Sea
Aquatic life in Persian Gulf is versatile. In every corner of the
coast, tourists have access to wide variety of fish species and
other aquatics. Aquarium premises in Eastern section of the island,
close to Kish hotel, is magnificent architectural combination, where
wide variety of fish and aquatic species are being displayed.
Hengam is the largest park in Kish. It is located right in front of
Pardis Shopping Center (Bazaar).
Ahovan Park (Ahovan means gazelles)
Ahovan constitutes another vegetated spot in the island. A variety
of animals are kept inside fences in this park. Lions, deer,
monkeys, spas, gazelles, foxes, jackals and variety of bird species,
including parrots, golden eagle and peacocks, are also kept in the
In order to commemorate contemporary Iranian scientists and
prominent figures, Daneshvaran Park has been established in Kish,
where the statues of a number of such personages have been erected.
Other attractions of Kish Island are:
Harireh Historical City
recreation center port
Green Tree Recreation Center