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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 vacation generator and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • to look at the Alklepion alone. There is much to report what remains a aberverborgen, if you are not previously informed in the relevant lead or better yet if you joined a guided tour. It is not only the medical, what impressed; It is also the great views of the countryside and the sea.
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  • Site interesting and quite extensive. We went there late in the afternoon, which is not ideal: the Sun already more overlooked buildings on the hillside. And if you come on the side of Zia, must exceed what looks like the entrance, and continue until the moment where the site is indicated.
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  • Entry for money. Material on the topic too. For an overall view of go stands. It is necessary to climb to the top. Fashionable, if lucky, settle down to some group tours, there's a way get tour:)
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