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Address: Greece
Phone Number: 0242/28-763
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Historical site worth seeing

If you go to Kos then you really must visit The Asklepieion, a site rich in history and said to be the birthplace of modern medicine thanks to Hippocrates. Well worth the 4 EUR... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Great if you are interested in archaeology. Quite a lot of steps. The view is lovely from the top. I suggest taking a sunhat and refreshments.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Interesting site - good stop on a car tour of the Island. We visited on the road up to Zia. Free parking. €4pp entry (kids free).

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

It's hard to be publicly critical of somewhere that is described as a whole island's number one attraction and the most famous example of three hundred across the whole of Greece. But I thought the Asklepion was really boring. I will entirely accept that if you're into archaeology and Ancient Greece then it's a treasure. But, let's be honest with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

If you go to Kos then you really must visit The Asklepieion, a site rich in history and said to be the birthplace of modern medicine thanks to Hippocrates. Well worth the 4 EUR entrance fee. Definitely take some water with you if you go on a hot day though as there is not much shade around the site. There... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

i did not feel that this the trip was worth what we paid it was interesting and the views are stunning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

An interesting part of the history of Kos and therefore should be part of any visit to Kos. If you're over 65, don't forget to take proof of age identity - e.g. driving licence or passport. Then only cost 2 euros. Very good value. Visit seperately though, the island tour was a series of "shopping opportunities"

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I was very impressed with the welcoming entrance to the site...shaded cafe area, friendly staff and clean toilets. Information provided with the 4€ entrance fee and boards around the site. Allow at least an hour there to explore the site.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Only 4 euros to enter, and a really lovely location, so not only do you get to marvel at the ruins, you get stunning views across the sea. There is a small cafe, gift shop and toilets, with ample parking. It took us quite a while to find (maps and road signs aren't much good over here so I'd recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

great place to visit to soak up some history, large site with great views over the bay, 4 euro to enter but worth the money,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

If your going to Kos Asklepion (The sanctuary) is a must it`s really inspiring to look at one of the first teaching hospitals & probably where Hippocrates himself practised medicine, the view is beautiful,be warned though it`s all up hill with a lot of steps so it won`t be suitable for wheelchair users & people with walking difficulties, you can... More 

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