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Asklepion

Greece
0242/28-763
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Ranked #8 of 44 Attractions in Kos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I have been to the Asklepion four or five times previously and would gladly go back again. Worth a visit for the history, the views over Kos and the various assorted cats! Although there are steep steps up to the three levels there is a footpath to the left which winds up to the top. The path is quite well... More

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sheffield
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

On holiday in Kos so you have to visit this ancient site. At first it is quite awe inspiring, it is built on three levels and there are notices and a paper guide to tell you where you are and what you are looking at. The steps are pretty steep so not good for the elderly or infirmed or very... More

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Hawkhurst, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

If you're in Kos, you can't NOT go to see this. The view is amazing and it's well worth a visit. So much history!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

If you like that kind of thing. Amazing history however if you just see this as a pile of stones you not going to get much out of it. Some people are like that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Only €4 or €2 for over 65's. Make sure you get a tour guide to take you round. The information about Greek history related to Pharmacy and Hippocrates is amazing. The world has a lot to thank the ancient greeks for.

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We visited this site as part of the 'Round Island Tour'. An active dig site with much more to be discovered. Our 'Blue Badge Guide' knew everything there was to know about this fascinating site. Just wish we had had more time. Constructed over three levels there is a circular ramp offering easier access for those that don't like climbing... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Don't want to give too much away but the history and story behind this place is amazing. Also some lovely views of kos.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Beautiful place. Get the little 'train' from kos town right next to the harbour, costs €5 each, then €4 to get into Asklepion. You get one hour on this little tour once you stop off. Well worth a visit.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

was four Euros entry but well worth it shame there was not more disabled access as its pretty steep with lots of stairs there is a juice bar on site and plenty of friendly pussycats around

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The most famous monument on Kos, stands on a hill slopes just few kilometers west of Kos town. Huge complex dated third century BC and later, used as a stone query in medieval times and rediscovered in early 20th century. Consists of three large terraces, each leading you onto another level. Still under major archaeological/restorative works it gives you an... More

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