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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 piece of old bark supported lots of metal. Nothing extraordinary but being in Kos for sure everyone will be passed by this place many times.
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  • The tree was so old and the park which it is located is very nice and calm. It is near the downtown so, it is very easy to visit. The atmosphere around the tree is relaxing. 
  • The plane tree of Hippocrates is in poor condition and is poorly supplied and barely maintained among other things she has the Massariakrankheit what all do to the dying brings, which then unexpectedly fall off, what could be dangerous
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