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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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  • From a historical point of view, it's possible that taught under the tree of Hippocrates. Hippocrates trees like old because ... But to contribute to the tourism and Hippocrates, memories to well thought out. Still require a Supreme and to duck with respect to tree. See more details from us and live a truth. Waiting for a restore at a mosque here without being dysfunctional. However, although restored, we would draw more tourists for a ride is opened to worship and I'm sure.
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  • is the name given to Hippocrates, so would the passers-by notice only that the branches of an old tree carrying a skeleton of rusty iron bars. What all can make a story. Now, since every passer-by, in the Centre of Kos walks, inevitably passes on this tree. Nevertheless, strolling there is recommended, one passes over shady squares in excavations by a small park, which is bounded by the main road to the port. The photo friend comes at his own expense.
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  • If you are in Kos town, you can visit also the tree of Hippocrates (well, more supported tree branches) on a cosy little square and enjoy the atmosphere.
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