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Asklepion, Kos
(3.9/5 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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  • A worth place to be all to see, it gives the impression it was in another world.
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  • Historical site close to the town of Kos so you can drive, but does great impressions. Price 8e for admission far too high. If you miss this place while visiting the island a little lose, similar stone small gruzowisk there are a few in the Center.
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  • The place is impressive, one of those who leave in good memory this trail. Without a guide to understand anything is difficult, because the information booklets are very brief. Began to restore the thrown. Part of the "ruins", part of "new". Nice view from the top, and Yes, it was there, at the top you can see the still not fully excavated.
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