Top ChoiceCanyon in Hormoz Island

Rainbow Valley

Rainbow Valley is a geologist’s dream and an inspiration for artists and nature enthusiasts. Imagine a narrow valley with multi-hued earth and sand and colourful mountains in shades of red, purple, yellow, ochre...

Landmark in Hormoz Island

Valley of the Statues

This stunningly beautiful natural site is called 'Valley of the Statues' because here tall rocks have been sculpted into strange shapes by the elements. With a bit of imagination you can see a dragon, birds and...

Fortress in Hormoz Island

Ghal’e-ye Portoghaliha

Some 750m north of the harbour is the famous Portuguese sea fort, probably the most impressive and ambitious colonial fortress built in Iran. Centuries of neglect have seen much of the original structure crumble...

Landmark in Hormoz Island

Salt Cascades

One of Hormoz Island's star attractions, these multicoloured geological formations that consist of cliffs and towers of petrified salt combined with various types of rock have a Tolkienesque appeal. The site is...

Landmark in Hormoz Island

Snowy Mountains

It's hard not to be enthralled by the eerie lunar landscape in Hormoz Island's southwest, where a series of hills is covered with endless fields of salt crystals. And yes, they do look like 'snowy mountains'!

Bay in Hormoz Island

Mofanegh Beach

This scalloped sandy bay south of the island is blessed with a gorgeous stretch of golden sand.

Museum in Hormoz Island

Museum & Art Gallery of Ahmad Nadalian

This quirky and very colourful museum – it occupies a brightly painted house smack dab in the village – shows the works of local artist Ahmad Nadalian. Artworks include sand paintings and dolls made of recycled...