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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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  • This place is history!!! If you are in Kos, visit this place and think over thousand of years back. It's amazing!!  more »
  • Was not sure what to make of this. It is a big old tree with some obvious historical and cultural significance so would suggest taking a look. You probably won't stay long but it is only a short walk ...  more »
  • It is in the old town in a very pleasant surrounding. If the tree is 500 years old, there were a lot of predecessors. The clouds are small, allowing for quiet reflection.  more »
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  • 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.
  • It's quite a story, but it's only a tree. Impressive that it's still alive. It is a must see when in Kos town..