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Asklepion

Greece
0242/28-763
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Ranked #7 of 43 Attractions in Kos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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196 reviews 196 reviews
129 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

great place to go for a few hours it was the birthplace of medicine lots of ruins to see entrance fee is 4 euros so not to bad theres a nice bar just before you go in so if your thirsty after your visit you can get a beer or as my wife does a fresh orange juice she says... More

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jaywick
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

this place will make your heart stop its breathtaking..so much history.....you pay a little fee to enter but its so worth while there is a lovely little eating and drinking place with beautiful little table and chairs among the trees...this is a must to visit

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The place is not so big but very interesting! The visit takes just one hour of your time and worth to be done also for the amazing view of the island from the top.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

the best thing is the view from the top! The place itself is interesting but the quality of facilities and written explanation could be better... I would plan the visit there time-wise for 30-45 minutes...

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Barnstaple
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Interesting place and full of history. However, I would recommend going early morning before it is too hot.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Really easy to visit from Kos Town where we got the 'Happy Train' for €5 each return, took about 20 minutes to get to. One hour is probably enough time there as there are not any official tours or signs so it's more to soak up the atmosphere and have the opportunity to explore the vast site. Make sure you... More

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Herts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We visited Asklepion as part of a sightseeing tour of the island, an absolutely beautiful site that is well looked after. Our tour guide gave as a really informative talk about the history of the place, amazing to be stood where the 1st hospital was built, the history of Hippocrates was wonderful to learn about, our children who are 12... More

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Markvartovice
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

It is an impressive place for all history lovers with beautiful views from the top. We also appreciated that it was better guarded than any other historical attraction in Kos town and was better taken care of, cleaner especially.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Can get an eco-train from Kos town, a lot of people arriving so tends to get crowded, great views from the top so worth climbing up all the steps

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France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

A well preserved site a wonderful tour through the centuries. Ancient temples and buildings from the atiquity, classical Greece and the Roman era.

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