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Asklepion

Greece
0242/28-763
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Ranked #4 of 40 attractions in Kos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Slough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I was very interested to hear all about Asklepion and Hippocrates from my tour guide. The first hospital ever created. A tip if you go; don't turn around until you get to the top of the steps. Views are beautiful.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Asklepion was probably my most favorite site in whole Kos. As a lover of ancient Greek history, this was a must for me. The Asklepion is very well preserved, it has three "floors", there is amazing view and there is a certain mystical atmosphere surrounding it. The admission fee is not much and if you are a student like me,... More

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Luzern
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The Asklepion might be really interesting if you get a good guide. Unfortunately our greek guide was a bit of a racist and was blaming the government, the moslems and all the foreigners (not nesseceraly in this order) for every problem the greeks suffered from the last 2000 years. Yeah. Apart from this: nice ruins. And a fantastic view over... More

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Glasgow
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3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I'd like to go back here at a cooler time of year as it was too hot to spend much time reading the information boards. It's typical of a historic site in Greece in that it's mainly ruins but the information boards are of a decent standard and give some of the history of the place. Worth a visit and... More

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Very interesting, Views from top are worth every penny. Amazing. We climbed to the very top of the steps after a very informative lecture about the tales of this historic place. Its amazing to see the ruins and how they have aged. It is breathtaking.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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68 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We travelled here by ferry from Rhodes and then were taken round by an english speaking guide who told us about the history of the area. Definately makes it better to here all the medical history. If you cant go with a guide check out the history beforehand. Admittance fee only 4€ each (children free !!). Well preserved site with... More

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Toronto
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We were hesitating to visit this place but very impressed after the visit . Ancient ruins are amazing..

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Manchester
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Breathtaking views and scenery, visited with my 3 children aged 8,11 and 13 and we were all captivated by the history and story of the place, really glad we visited and would recommend, cheap to visit and kids go free.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is the 3rd time in 12 years that I've visited the Asklepion. Each time it takes my breath away !! From the drive up the winding road to the walk through the shaded entrance, the Asklepion fills you with sense of history. For a mere 4€ each (children free !!) you get to go back 2500 years. As you... More

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Belgrade, Serbia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Visiting Asklepion was so soothing and calming, like meditation:-) We went by the small city train right from the city center and spent an amazing hour and a half immersed in the ancient piece. It was so wonderful to rest in the shade of ancient olive trees, take magnificent photos and overlook the Kos bay all the way to Turkey.... More

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