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Asklepion, Kos

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Explore the ruins of Kos Island's millennia-old Asklepion. In ancient Greece, an asklepion was a sacred healing temple where medicine was systematized and many were taught the art of healing. Of the approximately 300 asclepions, Kos Island's was one of the largest and best known. Explore the remains of this remarkable structure, dating to around 400 BC. See the medical school, temples, and thermal baths. Make sure to visit the highest terrace of the complex for views of much of the island's eastern side. Head to the small on-site museum to learn more about the practice of medicine in ancient Greece. Put Asklepion into our Kos Town trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Kos Town.
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  • We visited the Asklepion as a part of a Thomson trip so our guide gave us headsets and talked about the different stages of the three tiers being built and the later Roman addition of the baths. The s...  more »
  • If you are not a fan of history, save € 8 and don't go there. Just behind it. But if you enjoy history, it's a beautiful place and worth seeing. You don't have to ride the train, from the center of the port there, bus number 3-ca € 2.50 return ticket.
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  • First of all about the parking. We didn't really saw the parking places. If you come by yourself there's a little road sign that tells you were the parking is. The spot is only in greek. So first watc...  more »
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  • An amazing place, well maintained and the information available is great and very informative, they also offer guided tours. When we visited a few weeks ago, the cost of 8€ was very reasonable. It gives you great insight into a magnificent era of Greece history.
  • Noddy train goes every hour at half past the hour from next to the harbour. Last train at 1530. €7 for a return ticket. Stunning ruins. Takes an hour to see it all. Incredible view from the top. Well worth it.
  • A place with a very special atmosphere. One tip for your visit - don't go there at noon (during the summer), it can be very hot there :)
  • I like wandering through old ruins but my patience is running a little thin with places that charge a lot and offer little in return. Best thing about this place was the view but you could see better, and we did, by driving along the coast road. 10 euro for 2 would have been too much, the one interesting building was sealed off for good safety reasons and all the information to be had was on 3 or maybe 4 information points which made for very dense and unengaging reading. IMHO these sort of places should include an engaging and informative app as part of the admission price. If you come on a push bike (we didn't) it's a hard ride and really not worth the effort. Toilets were clean.
  • Amazing and we also felt a very very very light shake of the ground earth quake. Tuesday 24th October 2017

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