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Asklepion, Kos

(4.2/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
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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  • You can feel history when you visit Asklepion. When we were there, there were no guided tours which was a shame. It can be quite a hassle to go around everything where it is very warm and stairs.
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  • Fascinating place. Visited twice, once with a guided tour and another separately. Highly recommend. Recommend reading up before hand, makes the visit more interesting. Amazing views as well.  more »
  • The archaeological service unfortunately instead of ekmetalleyete and maintain the monuments in excellent condition the leaves ermaia to their fate. The Greens orgiazoyn, trash everywhere, afraid to be released. a unique beauty part that shows the acharisteia of people
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  • Really an amazing place. The view was breathtaking. The little museum was interesting, too.
  • Powerful place. If you visit the island Kos, you have to go there... Shows a lot about the ancient history...
  • Large structure, lots of ancient artifacts. A must-see.
  • OK from the history side of it not for people who have issue's with walking around and to expensive 8€ for 30 mins thats taking your time
  • Worth a visit but you do have to read a lot of signs in order to understand the significance of the site. I'd have liked an audio tour or a guided tour but that didn't appear to be available.