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Asklepion

Greece
0242/28-763
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Ranked #5 of 40 attractions in Kos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Moscow, Russia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

interesting place, worth visiting, lots of steps so if you have a senior citizen with you, probably it could be a problem. i think, that if you don't know a lot about Creece, it would be better to have a guide at this healing temple.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Amazing views and a very knowledgeable guide. And a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice whilst you are there!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Take the red train trip from Kos town harbour and it takes you through the town up to Asklepion. A great place to visit if you love history! The view from the top of the steps is amazing too. There is also a little kiosk which sells lovely fresh fruit juices which is wonderful after seeing the site and very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Take the road train from Kos town. This site is set in the hills overlooking Kos. Meander through the ruins and take in this important historical place. Make sure you have enough water with you as it is very hot but there is a cafe which sells delicious strawberry and orange juice.

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Place is easily accessible from city Kos. It has nice panorama of west coast of the island. Ruins themself are not breathtaking (not much remained until today) but worth visiting, considering this is the oldest ancient hospital in the world.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Went here on a trip with an attraction train from Kos Town, for 5 euros we got a city tour and got taken to the asklepion and back where we had an hour to explore, for 4 euros we got to go inside and have a look around. The grounds were huge, and it was just very fascinating for somebody... More

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Holyhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The site is a must for anyone interested in history, The entrance fee of 4 euro there are kiosks by the harbour which sell tickets for the bus/mini train to take you up to the site. Once in you are free to wonder the site and there are some amazing views to be had of Kos Town and Turkey. Would... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Definitely worth a visit if you're staying on Kos. It's relatively easy to get to from Kos Town - if you have your own vehicle it's a 10-15 minute drive. Alternatively there are kiosks by the harbour which sell tickets for the bus/mini train (we got the bus there and took the train back). The site is great for anyone... More

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Walsall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The displays under cover and audio were really good. The Temple was breathtaking. It was such a good experience.The only downside was when we came out and were lured into buying fresh strawberry slushies.The demo slushie looked great. The drinks we actually got were numerous plain ice cubes over which was poured some juice which wasnt as advertised. 11 Euro... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This is always worth a visit. There's a little train you can hop on which will take you around the asklepion, saves your legs. Fascinating place but would suggest you go earlier in the day or early evening as it does get a bit stifling during the mid day sunshine.

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