Ocean Ports of Call

Bandar Abbas - Iran Highlights:
Mosques, Hormuz Island
Controlling the Straits of Hormoz, Bandar Abbas occupies a strategic position and is the gateway to the Persian Gulf as well as being a natural maritime outlet for Iran. In the 16th century the Portuguese, intent upon protecting their Indian Empire, took possession of the Isle of Hormoz and selected this then village as a port. They were expelled in 1622, after a tough naval battle, by Shah Abbas the Great who founded the town which has been bearing his name ever since. In the commercial port you will find the modern ships and scores of fishing barges and small Arab sailing boats.

Sights include the Shiite and Sunni Mosques, the Indian Mosque and Laft and Khamir castles. You can also visit the Bath Museum, the Geno wildlife refuge or the several mineral springs in the area or take a boat ride to the island of Hormuz or Kish.

Shah Abbas defeated the Portuguese with the help of Britain and the port became important on the East Indian trade route in the 17th and 18th centuries. The British and Dutch built many interesting buildings in the city during this period.

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