Kish is a 91.5 square km (35.3 sq. mi) resort island in the Persian Gulf. It is part of the Hormozgān Province in Iran. Due to its status as a free trade zone, it is advertised as a consumer paradise, with many shopping malls, malls, tourist attractions and resort hotels. Its population is estimated at 20,000 people and about 1 million people visit the island each year. Kish Island was once ranked by the New York Times in the 10 most beautiful islands in the world in 2010 and is the fourth most visited resort destination in Southwest Asia after Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Sharm el-Sheikh. Foreign nationals wishing to enter the Kish Free Zone from legal ports do not have to obtain a visa prior to travel. A valid travel permit is stamped for 14 days by Kish Airport and Port Police officers.
Kish Island has been mentioned in history under the names Kamtina, Arakia, Arakata and Ghiss. In 325 BC. Niarchos’ writings on Arakata are the earliest known mention of Kish Island in antiquity. When Marco Polo visited the imperial court in China, he commented on the emperor’s wife’s pearls, he was told they came from Kish. In the 1970s, the last king of Iran turned the island into a luxury resort for the international elite with a large Casino (now known as the Shayan International Hotel) and an airport built by the United States. designed to accommodate Concorde. After the Islamic Revolution, the island of Kish became a duty-free shopping center. The strategic location of the island of Kish served as a crossing point and link for the ancient Assyrian and Elamite civilizations as their primitive sailing ships sailed from Susa across the Karun River to the Persian Gulf and along the coast. south through the islands of Kish, Qeshm and Hormoz. When these civilizations disappeared, the advantageous position of Kish Island was lost and for a time it was subject to chaos and tyranny from local powers and other suppliers. With the establishment of the Achaemenid dynasty, the Persian Gulf was deeply affected. Kish was economically and politically significantly associated with the civilizations of the Medes, Persians, and Aryans at the height of their power. In the shadow of the empire, the Gulf Islands prospered, navigation in the Persian Gulf expanded, and better ships were used to carry passengers and goods. Navigational signs, including lighthouses, have been installed to facilitate navigation in the Persian Gulf.
Kish, like other islands in the Persian Gulf, especially the Strait of Hormuz archipelago, lies on a narrow strip of tropical vegetation in the northern hemisphere, with the Persian plateau to the north and the Arabian peninsula in the south. In addition to its geographical and climatic features, Kish Island, as well as other neighboring islands such as Forur, Hendurabi, Shatuar and Lavan or even Qeshm, are influenced by a semi-equatorial climate that dominates the vegetation band.
Kariz Kish (Qanat)
Kariz Kish is an old subterranean aqueduct which includes a network of wells and underground tunnels. It is the secret in the heart of Kish and is unique to the world. It was used to provide potable water called “sweet water” for its citizens who lived on the island. It is 16 meters deep and has an 8-meter-high ceiling covered by fossils, shelves and corals. The aqueducts are over 2,000 years old. The temperature inside the tunnel is 22 to 25 degrees Celsius throughout the year. Experts are trying to redesign the interior and exterior areas to preserve its historic structure and expand it into a special
10,000 square meter underground city. There are plans to build modern and traditional restaurants, museums and gift shops inside the tunnel in the coming years. It is located next to the tennis stadium in Olympic Square.
Mysterious Greek Ship It really is a beautiful way to watch the sunset. Take the roads of the island to the west and make your way to the place where the ship ran aground. Give yourself plenty of time to get there before sunset. It is truly a beautiful sight where you will feel the beautiful colors of the sky at sunset. It’s a great place to take pictures, so make sure to bring your camera. The area around the stranded ship has good parking, baths, seating for sightseeing. There is a large plaque that tells the story of the Greek ship and how it ran aground in 1966 on the island of Kish while on its way to Greece. The Greek ship was the nickname for a steam cargo ship, the Khoula F, which had been docked on the southwest coast of the island of Kish since 1966. It was built in the United Kingdom by William Hamilton and Company in Port Glasgow., in Scotland and launched it in March. 9. 1943 as Trumpet Empire and completed in April 1943. From 1946 to 1966, it went through a series of British and Iranian owners and various name changes. Its last owners were Greeks and it was from them that it got its nickname.
Kish Dolphin Park
Kish Dolphin Park is a 70-hectare (170-acre) park located in the southeastern corner of Kish Island. It is surrounded by more than 22,000 palm trees and includes a dolphin Arrium, butterfly garden, silkworm farming complex, bird garden, man-made rainforest, volcano, orchid garden, and cactus flower garden. The aquarium has the largest man-made pool on the island and displays dolphins, sea lions, and white whales. The park’s bird garden is home to more than 57 species of birds and other animals from around the world, including pelicans, ostriches, green and yellow macaws, storks, Turacos tacos, and swans., African penguins and swamp crocodiles.