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Qeshm Island is the largest island in Iran. It is also one of the most famous islands of our country, which is located in Hormozgan province.   This island has a pristine and beautiful nature and its history is as long as the Sassanid era. This southern island has long been a tourist destination for many Iranians and foreign tourists. Qeshm Island, the beautiful jewel of the Persian Gulf, is home to a collection of rocky, sandy and muddy beaches. On your trip to Qeshm, you will encounter a wide range of beautiful beauties. Prepare yourself for a very enjoyable and unique experience. Qeshm Island, in addition to many attractions, has excellent local and delicious food and interesting local and modern markets. If you have not traveled to Qeshm yet, book your trip at the first opportunity and enjoy touring this beautiful coast.


Geographical location of Qeshm Island

Qeshm Island is located in the south of Iran in Hormozgan province. This island is the largest island in the Strait of Hormuz. Since this island is located in the south of Bandar Abbas, it is limited from the north to Bandar Abbas. From the east to Lark Island. From the south to Hengam Island and from the southwest to Abu Musa Islands and Big Tonb and Small Tonb.


Travel to Qeshm

Weather conditions and the best time to travel to Qeshm

Due to the fact that Qeshm Island is located in the south of the country, its climate is warm and humid due to its being an island. From July 4 to September 4, it can be said that it is the hottest days of this island. But instead the cost of your trip at this time is half the other months of the year. But the best time to visit Qeshm is January and February, when the temperature of the island reaches 46 degrees Celsius and the lowest reaches 16 degrees Celsius. You can join our team, Iran Destination, and get more acquainted with Qeshm. Iran travel agency, Iran Destination, will organize your trip to Iran. You can offer your tailor-made trip to Iran or visit our programs on the Iran tour page. You can contact to our Iranian travel agency; our agents are online to answer all your questions.

Food tour in Qeshm

Roasted fish

Since Qeshm is an island, seafood is the best food option. They empty the bellies of the fish and then fill them with side dishes such as coriander, dill, chopped onion, deli and pepper.


Another special dish of Qeshm is made from wheat, fish and aromatic vegetables. In this food, first the wheat is thrown into the water and then the fish mixed with vegetables is added to the wheat.

Disho rice

Qeshmis make this food from a solution of date juice. It is boiled and then the rice they have made is poured into this solution and left to evaporate the water. Finally, they serve that rice with fish.

Sights of Qeshm

Qeshm Geopark

This geopark is the only geopark in the Middle East that has been registered globally. It is home to a variety of birds, four-limbed animals and reptiles. For this reason, it has one of the most important ecosystems in Iran.

Chahkuh Strait

It is impossible to say about the trip to Qeshm and not mention the name of this strait. Chahkuh Strait is actually two valleys perpendicular to each other with hollow walls. Cavities that have different sizes and their presence has made the shape of this valley strange.

Naz Island

Naz Islands are different from all the beaches you have ever seen. Here, at low tide, a strip of sparkling sand connects the three rocks that come out of the water to Qeshm.  These islands are called by their locals, Do Karadah. They are registered in the maps as Naz islands and are also known to tourists by the same name. At low tide, with the complete retreat of the sea water, for a short time, it connects the strip of land of Naz Island to the coast of Qeshm. However, this time is short. But at the same time, by entering the Naz islands, travelers can watch Lark Island from the heights of the Strait of Hormuz.

Hengam Island

Hengam, playful dolphin’s island. This island is located in the south of our country. Although this island is small, it is one of the most attractive tourist destinations. Hengam is located 2 km from Qeshm. To reach it, you have to take boats on Qeshm Island to reach this island after a short distance. As you move towards the island, the first thing that catches your eye is the cleanness, shiny sands and the infinitely beautiful blue waters. These beauties shine dozens of times under the golden light of the sun. In this part of the island you can see many oyster rocks. One of the most exciting part of the trip is seeing these colorful oysters.

Valley of the Stars

This valley is one of the seven wonders of Qeshm. Due to its special shape, the wind makes strange noises. Maybe that’s why it’s called the Valley of the Stars.

Valley of the Stars

Valley of the Stars

Souvenirs of Qeshm

It is enough to prepare some spices to take some of the aroma of Qeshm kitchens with you. Buy Heller cake from Heller village. Tamushi bread is just one of the delicious local breads that you should buy from the locals. Since you are in the south, dates are also a souvenir. You can make seafood handicrafts, local clothes, traditional kilims and embroideries and wicker handicrafts. And of course, buy all kinds of clothes at reasonable prices from Dargahan and Qeshm markets, both for yourself and as souvenirs.


Qeshm souvenirs

Local clothes of the people of this island

The people of the southern parts of our country and Qeshm Island are famous for their long floral dresses and masks or veils. These veils are usually for married women. Qeshmi women use thick fabrics for their pants. These pants have very beautiful decorations and are tight in the tail area of ​​the wrist. Men usually wear long white shirts, which is very effective due to the extreme heat of the south.


local cloths of Qeshm