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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  • The earthquake destroyed the area but the tree still stands where the history started. I would still visit and support the area.  more »
  • Did spend a couple of minutes having a look at the tree and wondering. Anyway, it's flagged as a site to see so guess it's another tic in the box........  more »
  • This tree is the famous Hippocrates tree. The father of medicine was teaching his students under it. The place has many old signs in different languages, from Arabic to Italian. A must see place  more »
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  • Wonderful historical Place. After the Quake july 2017 unfortunately currently blocked by debris from the historical buildings.
  • Too bad to see earthquake causing all the damage around it.
  • 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.
  • Must see historic point in Kos.
  • 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 :)

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