Hippocrates Tree, Kos Town

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See the beginnings of medicine under Hippocrates Tree, where legend says the great physician taught his students. This plane tree, a species found all over Europe, is thought to be the largest of its kind with a 12 m (39 ft) diameter. It is easy to spot in the Square of the Platane in the center of Kos, protected by a fence and marked with a plaque. Stop by the tree to thank the "Father of Medicine" for his contribution to the healing arts. Add Hippocrates Tree and other attractions to your Kos Town trip itinerary using our Kos Town holiday planner.
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  • I had promised much of the tree of Hippocrates as he really is praised in travel guides, but I was sorely disappointed. The tree is indeed impressive, but the atmosphere around the tree is rather sad - everywhere, it was filthy, garbage was around. Then, the tree is supported by a framework, so that Nice shots are not possible. Unfortunately, an earthquake had been the period of our trip, which is why the adjacent buildings were damaged and also around everywhere were their brick. What a pity.
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  • Kos, all across the trees bigger but this interest appears and UL we each chowdary our icons have in the balkan.
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  • It is worth to visit this place walking across the island's capital. Legend holds that planted them same Hippocrates. During our visits made was scaffolding, it is possible that suffered during the earthquake that took place recently prior to our arrival.
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  • Wonderful historical Place. After the Quake july 2017 unfortunately currently blocked by debris from the historical buildings.
  • Too bad to see earthquake causing all the damage around it.
  • It's certainly is a must to see if you're in Kos town it's steeped in history there are Tavernas near by for a cuppa it's free to see.
  • Must see historic point in Kos.
  • Beautiful Area in Kos City with an impressive tree thats over 2000 years old and therefore lived through most of our history. Great for a little stop and eating sandwiches :)

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