Iran one of the world’s oldest civilizations and the home to glorious historical and cultural monuments has more to offer. The beautiful diverse nature including mountains, forests, deserts, and islands makes this country a marvelous destination. Accordingly, between the most prominent Iran destinations are the islands located in the Persian Gulf. Iran’s gorgeous islands with the rich underwater world, colorful cliffs, and picturesque beaches offer a world of mystery.
Qeshm is the largest island in the Persian Gulf, and besides its numerous historical, natural, religious and trade attractions, it has always been a popular Iran destination among tourists due to its tranquility and silence. The island is so unique in terms of geology, fauna, flora culture, costumes, and cousins which attracts millions of tourists every year. There are smaller islands in the vicinity of Qeshm in the Persian Gulf, which the most important are Hormuz, Hengam, and Naz.
Moreover, due to Qeshm’s and its islands’ free trade zone status, all the foreign travelers can visit this Iran destination without a visa for 14 days.
Hormoz is a small tranquil island with a dreamy nature, you can see shades of red, yellow, and orange color on the land area, which contrasts with the Persian Gulf’s blue water. Furthermore, this small island is the home to special fauna.
Hengam Island is about 33.6 sq. km and made of lime hills. On the beach, there are particles of a kind of shiny mineral that have settled in the sand and give a luminous appearance to the beach.
During some seasons, at night, the water turns to bright blue and gives the island’s beach a magical view. Such a phenomenon that occurs on the coasts of the Maldives and California is due to the exitance of a kind of phytoplankton.
Naz island located in the east of Qeshm is surrounded by cliffs and has no habitants. At the time of low tide, a narrow one-kilometer passage of land connects Naz to Qeshm Island.
Kish – Qeshm – Hormoz
Kish Island is located in south of Iran and was ranked as 10 beautiful island in the world by The New York Times in 2010.All Foreign nationalities wishing to enter Kish Free Zone are not required to obtain visas prior to travel. It would be great news for all travelers if trying to find new destination for next holiday.