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

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An interesting place with amazing views

We travelled to the Asklepion by car and found it well signposted and easy to find, as well as a large car park with ample room to park the car. There was only 1 coach when we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Beth L
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

We travelled to the Asklepion by car and found it well signposted and easy to find, as well as a large car park with ample room to park the car. There was only 1 coach when we visited so not too busy at all. The site is very interesting and provides a real insight into Ancient Greece and it's people.... More 

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Birmingham, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Entry price is 4 Euros and you get a small leaflet briefly explaining what is at each level. It was interesting for about 10 minutes, but I felt that there was not a lot of information on offer to explain what you were actually looking at. Was OK as a change from the beach etc.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

If you go to Kos, you can't miss the first hospital ever made in history! It was a huge archaeological area with plenty of information everywhere, about what you see. Tip: Go early in the morning, because you need more than 3 hours to see all of it. And take also water with you.

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Glasgow
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A really great place to visit. Well laid out with just enough information without overloading you with facts. Not ideal for anyone with mobility issues, there are a lot of steps. Fantastic views back over the sea too. If you go right to the back and then follow the path to the left back down, to,the site of the main... More 

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

If all you've seen of the island's ancient ruins are what's left of the old Kos town, the Asklepieion comes as quite a surprise. It's much more extensive and better preserved,considering parts of it date back to several centuries BC. The Asklepieion was a healing temple, a kind of early teaching hospital. There is plenty of information to explain what... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

If you are interested in archaeology or history this place is really worth a visit. This was our second visit but this time we had a tour guide who told us a lot more than we already knew. If you are bored with lying on the beach come and spend some time here. Plenty of trips available from most resorts... More 

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GREECE&CYPRUS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

According to ancient Greek mythology Asclepius was the god of medicine and healing. He was the son of Apollo and Coronis or Arsinoe. It happened that while she was pregnant she was unfaithful to Apollo. He got so angry with her that she was burnt on a pyre. As for his son the father rescued him but sent him to... More 

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Being an ex nurse a visit to this place was a must. It is so interesting and i found it a bit emotional visualising what it must have been like. Be prepared for lots of steps to climb, There is no other way to the top!! It would be very difficult if a visitor has mobility problems or small children.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Worth a visit though beware of heat, very little shade. Euro 4 entry fee (June 2015), we were still done in 30 minutes despite taking our time.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Worth visit only if you are history or ancient arhitecture fan. Not much of a story here. Not much to see as well. Couple of explanations on each of the stories (three stories or three parts) which you can see in half an hour. What lacks here is more explanations and stories and guides.

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Address: Address: Greece
Phone Number: 0242/28-763
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Dodecanese  >  Kos

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