Kish Island is a
beautiful island and touristic resort located on the north
east of the Persian Gulf (Khalij-e Fars) about 17 km (10.2
miles) from the southern offshore of the mainland Iran.
Kish Island,the pearl of the Persian Gulf, with an area
of 90 square km (36 sq. miles), is known for being a
beautiful resort in the Middle East and the Persian
Gulf.Kish Island has relaxed laws as compared to the rest of
Iran.If you catch up with an Iranian, Iranians are friendly
Want to Know more about Kish Island, Call: Kish Tourist
Affairs Office: +98 764 4424423
Note: No entry visa is needed to
Foreign nationals need no entry visa at the
authorized arrival and departure points of Kish Island. At
Kish International Airport the officials will take your
photograph, fingerprints, and stamp your passport, which
allows you to stay up to 14 days on the Island. If you are
western, you may be sternly questioned as to the purpose of
your visit. Make sure to bring any and all verification
paperwork including hotel reservations with phone numbers,
Presently,in Kish Airport there are some international
airlines that are active.The Popular airline that has
domestic and international flights in Kish is "Kish
Air".Kish Air has international flights to Dubai, Istanbul,
Varna, Masqat, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. Kish Air as well has
domestic flights to the main cities in Iran.
Kish Airport: 4422100, 4422460
Kish Airline: 4423517, 4422030
Airport Passport Office: 422640
Driving by car is an easy and smart option.But,there is
only one route that will take you to Kish Island.If you are
driving from Tehran,take care on the road and be alert about
the highways and the walking pedestrians.
There are Private buses that will take you from Tehran
and the main cities to Kish Island.
Private Buses is probably the safest way of travelling
in Iran .Private Buses are inexpensive comparing to other
countries in the Middle East or around the World.
There are boats that will take you from the cities of
Bandar-e Abbas, Bushehr, Dubai and Chahbahar.*
If,you are energetic walking is preferable or you can
try the best Taxi service available all over Kish
Island.But,most tourists prefer walking around Kish Island.
There are also good network of taxis but without meters. You
have to clearly tell them the place and fix the fare in
advance. Most taxis are toyota Camry's and are aircondioned.
The normal fares are in the range of USD 2 to USD 5
depending upon the distance, which is not very long in any
case, as the Island is small.
Harireh Taxi Service: 4420500
- Kish Dolphin & Crocodole
Park:This Dolphin Park is the unique ocean atrium in the
Middle East, and visitors can enjoy spectacular Dolphin
and other sea mammal shows in a family oriented
atmosphere. Entrance Fee for tourists & visitors:US$ 30
- The Green Tree Park: The
Park with the oldest tree on the island. (Free)
- Mysteries of the World
Zoo: A Small Zoo with interesting and weird animals on
display. Entrance Fee for tourists & visitors: US $2
- Greek Ship: is a famous
old ship resting on one of the shores of Kish. It has
become a major tourist attraction is the past few years
- Underground Town of
- The Ancient Town of
- Marjaan Beach Park
- Giant Bird Sculpture:
you can climb up inside of it!
- and more...
Snorkeling on the Beach is amongst the best in the world,
while scuba diving offers an even more spectacular insight
of life beneath the waters. A variety of other water sports
are also available. Jet-skiing, sailing, fishing,
parasailing, reef walking, coral viewing, boating and water
skiing are just a few popular ways to spend the time and
enjoy yourself during your visit to the Island. variety of
other water sports are also available. Kish coast is one of
the least dangerous coasts in the world.Kish has beautiful
white silvery sand beaches for relaxing walks. Other
activities include going to concerts and plays frequently
held on the Kish Summer Cinema and shopping and touring in
the malls. Learning To Dive Is Fun, Fast and Easy !
New to Scuba Diving or Not, Kish Diving Center has Dive
Courses for You in Kish Island, Iran
Scuba diving: It's always something you wanted to try. Your
friends do it. You've seen it on TV. So why not actually try
it? In just one day you can discover the wonders of the
underwater world. Swim with sea turtles, make new friends
and soak up the sun. Kish Diving Center PADI-certified will
teach you to dive in a fun, safe environment.
Your dive education doesn't stop with your first
certification, however. You can improve your diving skills
by adding new certifications and specialites to your log
book. Kish Diving Center offers all PADI courses, from
beginner to DiveMaster.
Being a Free Trade / Industrial Zone makes Kish a
perfect center for profitable shopping & trading, as the
prices of goods are cheaper than the mainland Iran.
Kish is a trade free zone and many Iranians and
foreigners come here to buy duty free cloths, electronic
goods, cosmetic etc. There are many big, modern shopping
centres, most of them in the east part of the island. Most
shops are closed from 13.00 till around 17.00. Kish
international malls try to satisfy every taste. Be prepared
to find numerous faux American and European brands such as
Gucci, Prada, Diesel, The Gap, Ikea, and Starbucks. These
stores are cloned names only as the merchandise inside is
not authentic. One exception is the 'Ikea' store, which is
known for importing real Ikea merchandise such as ice-cube
trays and dishes. A few of the malls are:
- Paradise 1 International
- Paradise 2 International
- The Paniz International
- Zaytoon International
- Morvarid International
- Venus International Mall
- Marjan International
- Arab bazaar
- Kish trade center
- and many more...
Most People in Kish Island work from 9:00 AM to 5:00
PM,including government employees. In addition the
government employees have a Thursday half day, 9:00 AM to
Kish Island offers a wide select of restaurants which range
from Persian to International restaurants.Here are some of
the famous restaurants:
- Shandiz Safdari. Best
shishlik (lamb chop grilled) in Kish Island, accomoanied
by Iranian Rice and Laban (Yoghurt) drink.
- Boof Fast Food
Restaurant. Kish's Answer to McDonalds.
- Espadana Restaurant.
- Papa Restaurant.
- Hadee's. Best Pizza For
- Kish KFC. Kish Fried
- Asal Kish Restaurant.
- Pars Khalij Buffet.
- Kooh -e- Noor. World
Class 5 Star Restaurant of Sadaf International Hotel.
Nice Place With Theme of a Cave. 'Kooh -e- Noor' means
Mountain of Light and is the name of a world famous
diamond(Largest ever to be mined anywhere in the
world)mined in Mugal period in India. Architect :Dr.
Keyvan . Project Manager :Mr. Behzad Molk Araei
- Pavion Restaurant.
- Nagshe Jahan Restaurant.
Like other parts of Iran, alcoholic beverages are not
allowed on the Island. The tea is light, good in taste and
is kept at every home, shop and other social places.
'Cafe Aquarium' (ground floor of Pardis II Shopping Mall.)
This popular hangout serves Starbucks coffee, Italian style
sandwich, banana splits, and fresh juice to a young, hip
Sahndiz Safdari. Best shishlik in town, serves grilled
lambchop, chicken, fish, eaten with Iranian rice and laban
(yoghurt) drink, very popular. expensive. edit
The accommodations on the island are a little expensive
comparing to the mainland Iran, Kish Island has nice villas,
hotels, and guest houses. Hotel reservations must be made
through a travel agency in Tehran, which can be difficult if
you are not Iranian and/or do not speak Farsi.
- Alighapou Hotel - +98
764 5-23203 44 0764
- Fanoos Hotel - +98 764
- Eram Grand Hotel -  -
A 2-star hotel with occasional fires and difficulty in
coordinating reservations with available rooms.
- Tatilat Hotel - +98 764
- Maryam Hotel' - +98 764
- Sunrise International
Hotel - A nice clean place where each suite (If you can
call that one) comprises of a double bed room, A living
room with decent sofas & television, a small kitchenette
with fridge and two washrooms with english seating.Taxi
from Airport will charge around Irani Riyal 25,000/- or
2.5 USD (One way). The hotel also have cozy Restaurant &
- Dariush Grand Hotel -
+98 764 44 49 00
- Sadaf International
Hotel - +98 764 4420590-7
- Shayan Hotel
Area Code for Iran: 0098
Area Code for Kish: 0764
Kish Cellular Phone (Code): 0964769
There are various Internet Cafés in Kish Island.Internet
Speeds ranges from acceptable to fast.
If you feel unsafe call:Police:110
If you are sick or have an
emergency call Kish Hospital: 4422811, 4422211
If you feel like going to another beautiful island, Qeshm is
close by. You have the options of boat and plane. If you
feel like going somewhere cultural and beautiful, the city
of Bushehr is anticipating your arrival in the mainland.
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