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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  • Cute little place located on the heights of KOS or stands the tree. The tree of Hippocrates is a plane tree under which he would teach medicine to his students. Over time the tree became hollow and several of its branches are maintained by metal supports. Place calm and quiet in the morning, the place is surrounded by small shops.
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  • Beautiful place despite the damage of the seine the month of before it's quite privileged to there being, nice view on the hills of Kos town
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  • So nalrawdę there is no evidence that the tree of Hippocrates. You can see that it is a very old barely zipie. We went because her husband is a doctor and wanted for their satisfaction. But crazy doesn't. We were, we saw and now.
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  • There is some er debate let's say about the age of this Plane Tree and whether Hippocrates did indeed sit beneath it 2500 years ago it doesn't really matter.... It's worth a visit anyway. Sadly the Mosque building and particularly the minaret behind was damaged in the recent earthquake. However the best reason to go there is the restaurant that overlooks the square. Lovely food, wine and service in a beautiful setting. Best visited early evening, sit on the terrace and listen to live music. I mean it GO it's really good
  • Nothing amazing, better check if its open or close, as had some damage in the last earth quake.
  • A lovely place to visit at Kos. It's near the castle and a lot of things we can see here.
  • Great place to visit. Lovely square with plenty to see. A must visit if going to kos
  • Wonderful trip on Kos Island, the water is very clean and clear, very nice sunshine!
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