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

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This is not only a must when you are in ancient surroundings but this is where medical science and taking care of ill people started. We have visited place twice and both times we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Leppavirta, Finland

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Leppavirta, Finland
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is not only a must when you are in ancient surroundings but this is where medical science and taking care of ill people started. We have visited place twice and both times we came by foot. It is wonderful. And what a view there is when you look towards the sea and Turkey.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We arrived there by rented car and used closed parking place. It is very historical and interesting place with own spirit. if you're thirsty you can sit down under hibiscus and order good juice.

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Utrecht
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We went there with a little tourist 'train', which was perfect with little children. The train stops at the Water front in Kos City. The day we went it was a bit cloudy, a nice day to visit Asklepion. There are lots of steps, but the reward is the historical buildings, the nature/ trees and the view.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Asklepion is great place for anyone who is interested in history or medical science. Another proof of Greek brilliance, it is said to be first hospital and has been built in 3th century BC.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Very interesting place to visit. It's hard to believe how long ago it was built and how much is still standing. Cost to get in is only 4.00euros each

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

You really need to go on a guided tour to fully appreciate the history of this place. Just amazing to realise how ahead of the game old Hippocrates and his students were in medical understanding. €4 entrance fee. Half price for Seniors/Students with ID. BE PREPARED FOR LOTS OF STEPS. Take plenty of water--it gets very hot on the site.... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

As a dr.med. I thought I just had to visit this historical place :) But unfortunately our meeting with asklepion has started very bad :( At the very beginning in the way to this place there are some kiosk with brochures and souvenirs. The girl who sold this stuff just stepped in front of us and directly gave us some... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

What to say, this is real historic place. Easy to find, entrance 4 EUR, childs for free. Go, see and try imagine, how this complex was great. Take a water, there is really hot. Every visitor of the Kos should visit it...

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Always good to visit the historical parts of the places we go to. Not all "original". Not sure how much actually is! Good to see, better with a guide as he explained the layout and history that brings the place to life.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Those who founded this temple and hospital complex found the right spot exactly and fitted the built environment to fit into the landscape. There is a lot to see, but the explanatory boards and the plan you are given when you pay your 4 euros entry are adequate for most visitors. You will be approached long before you get to... More 

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

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