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Hippocrates Tree, Kos Town

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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1.9/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web
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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  • this tree is in a little square off the main road,it has a fence round it but can still see it and get a photo,also cafes an a few stalls around 
  • Who is on Kos holiday makes, will certainly also in Kos town on the way to be. Because the tree is fairly centrally located in the city you should stop again in the home, at least be able to say that we have seen this also. Otherwise not more spectacular.
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  • The tree is very unusual grown and backed with a design. Worth watching, so quite how Kos town. Despite multiple efforts and concentration, nothing has changed for us in the brains.
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