Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Current Time : 19:49 In Tehran

 Kish Island

 

Kish Island, measuring 90 km2 in area, is situated 18 km south of Iran’s southern coast. Air travel from Kish to Tehran is 1,052 km. A sea voyage from Kish to other destinations in and around the Persian Gulf is 28 km to Hendurabi, 225 km to Qeshm Island, 200 km to Dubai.
 
The weather is warm and humid on this beautiful island. The average temperature is 27°c and it rarely surpasses the maximum of 32° mark. July and August are the hottest months, and the temperature reaches its lowest in January and February- providing the most favorable climate for the residents and visitors. The lowest temperature never falls below 3°c and that can be expected only a few days in winter. 
 
The Persian Gulf is the habitat of almost all marine species. Many of these species have chosen this region in order to escape hazardous environments. Wide varieties of edible and non-edible fish species live in the Persian Gulf’s waters. Considering the above mentioned facts, this island is an ideal place for marine sports and activities whether it is fishing or water-skiing.
 
Farsi, Arabic and English are the commonly used languages. Today the population of Kish stands at 30,000. Of this figure, probably 2,500 to 3,000 are the returning local people and the remainder is made up of the Iranian from other parts of the country.
 
Among all the Iranian island in the Persian Gulf, Kish has been the only one of any major significance. No visa is required to travel to this eye-catching Hawaiian and the Mediterranean style resort.