Kariz Underground, Kish Island

3.9
#1 of 12 in Things to do in Kish Island
Descend into the ground and see the works of ancient technology at Kariz Underground. Over two millenniums old, infrastructure still stands as an underground world of hydraulic systems that cleanse the water in the area. Witness the series of wells using coral walls around the qanat to produce filtered water that comes from the mountains. Travel 16 m (52 ft) into the earth to get a good look at the rich underwater life surrounding the island made entirely of coral. When you get tired, you can take a break and sip tea at the underground restaurants or shop for souvenirs in the available gift shops. For Kariz Underground and beyond, use our Kish Island online trip itinerary planner to get the most from your Kish Island vacation.
Create an itinerary including Kariz Underground
map
Kariz Underground Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
83 reviews
Google
3.6
TripAdvisor
  • October 5, 2017
    Being in an underground city, which is like a maze, is vey fantastic. Smell of salt, sound of water, all can make you relax.  more »
  • October 5, 2017
    It's beautiful historic zone with good and excellent architecture. Although its so warm and humid in summer but very good in fall and winter.  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    It is the old city of Kish underneath Earth somewhere fresh and pleasant to walk around and visit
    View original
Google
  • March 21, 2017
    Waste of time and money. Fake evidences to make this site attractive.
  • November 29, 2016
    An underground city discovered by a german archeologist, which belnong to many centuries ago! definitely worth a visit!
  • January 29, 2017
    Impressive civilization; however, needs more attention and care..
  • January 29, 2017
    not ancient, but interesting. you'll find out much more about people's lives in Kish.
  • January 24, 2017
    Amazing ancient history and an interesting background great for a visit

Plan your trip to Kish Island

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Kish Island

Make the most of your time by the sea on Kish Island and pick one of the dozens of high-class hotels lining the beach. With a small selection of economically priced motels located near the airport, most of your accommodation options on the island are priced higher than those on the mainland, although even the mid-range hotels are budget friendly for Western standards. Head close to the beach for sprawling luxury complexes boasting poolside service and fantastic views. If you're heading to Kish Island during Iranian New Year, book early to avoid disappointment.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Kish Island by other users

51 days in Iran BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in Iran BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS October, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Iran BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Iran BY A USER FROM ITALY April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in Iran BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS April, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 16 days in Iran BY A USER FROM INDONESIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Iran BY A USER FROM INDIA December, kids, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 44 days in Iran BY A USER FROM CANADA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Iran BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Iran BY A USER FROM ESTONIA March, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Iran BY A USER FROM LEBANON February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Iran BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans