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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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  • We wanted to see the tree and well not sure what we expected, beautiful historic tree, safely guarded so can't clamber over it. Near some lovely local craft and souvenir shops. 
  • It's such a beautiful scenery that dominated. Drags you to a whole new world. Doctor for my wife on a visit to the Hippocratic tree was even more meaningful. In August, under the branches of an exquisite landscape and coolness is waiting for you ...
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  • Under this tree, according to the legend, Hippocrates taught his pupils the art of medicine. I was so excited to see this tree, and it wasn't dissapointment ! It really looks ancient and powerful.