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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. Use our Kos Town vacation generator to arrange your visit to Hippocrates Tree and other attractions in Kos Town.
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  • A place worth seeing. Unfortunately, the earthquake caused massive destruction around IE. the mosque and the dome of the at the source.
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  • The location is pleasant but there are only a few branches of this tree of 500 years which has nothing to do with hippocrates
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  • a magnificent tree so old that has opened up in the middle. Should be supported by iron pillars but really evocative.
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  • Must see historic point in Kos.
  • 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.
  • 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 :)
  • A very nice and relaxing place with smell of history
  • Must see; but simply a tree surrounded by a fence. Nice cafe opposite to chill and spend time adoring it.

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