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Asklepion

Greece
0242/28-763
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Ranked #7 of 44 Attractions in Kos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

a great bit of history and well worth a visit. we ended up here from one of the road trains from Kos town. Expensive if you do it this way. One shop trying to sell all souvenirs and over priced Definitely worth a visit though

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

despite we read some information we really did not expected such a huge place of 3 large grounds with lots of broken but beautifully carved pieces of ancient buildings and especially great view on the sea and neighborhouding islands. moreover, you can visit the museum with couple of ancient agreements and notes carved in stones in greek alphabeth. Asclepion is... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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