Which islands in the Persian Gulf can be visited?
A small number of Iranian islands can be visited by tourists. The rest of the islands are in the possession of the military or wildlife protection for various reasons, and entry to them is generally prohibited or requires a permit. You can see the list of these islands below.
Complete list of Persian Gulf islands
Abu Musa Island (Forbidden)
Shidvar or Maru Island
Big Tonb Island (Forbidden)
Small Tonb Island (Forbidden)
Siri Island (Forbidden)
Great Faror Island (Forbidden)
Small Faror Island
Ghabr-e Nakhoda Island (Permission required)
Boneh Island (Forbidden)
Dara Island (Permission required)
Kharak Island (Permission required)
Kharko Island (Permission required)
Farsi Island (Forbidden)
Nakhilo Island (Permission required)
Umm al-Gorm Island (Permission required)
Motaf Island (Permission required)
Tahmadon Island (Permission required)
How to visit the Persian Gulf islands?
A number of Iranian islands are open to tourists. For example, the islands of Qeshm, Kish and Hormoz can be visited without special formalities. You can enter these islands and enjoy visiting them by buying plane or ship tickets.
Some other islands in Iran require a permit, which is required to apply through a travel agency in Iran. Entering these islands without a permit can have legal consequences for you.
Are all the islands of Iran inhabited?
The important and well-known islands of Iran are inhabited and have cities and villages. For example, the islands of Qeshm, Kish and Hormoz are inhabited. But there are many islands in Iran where no human lives. For example, Nakhilo, Umm Algorm, Kharko and gharb-e Nakhoda.
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