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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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  • Very impressive. Asklepion, himself and nature around and look. He took a car, got no problems. Very glad that was not too lazy to visit.
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  • You can get there by getting by train bus from Kos Town. I had bike so cycled up but it was worth it wow to what I saw where and a great view down towards Kos Town. 
  • This is not simply hospital - this set is collection well-preserved churches Greek gods, with the most beautiful views the mountain and in this pinewood