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Asklepion

Greece
0242/28-763
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Ranked #6 of 40 attractions in Kos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Belgrade, Serbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Visiting Asklepion was so soothing and calming, like meditation:-) We went by the small city train right from the city center and spent an amazing hour and a half immersed in the ancient piece. It was so wonderful to rest in the shade of ancient olive trees, take magnificent photos and overlook the Kos bay all the way to Turkey.... More

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It is very emotional place especially if your are involved in medical field. You can feel the atmosphere thousand years ago when sick people of all kind of illness used to go there for treatment. Very close to the city of Kos (3 Km) and there are many steps to reach the upper stage. Amazing place.

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greece
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

If you are in Kos island you have to visit Asklepion, as it's near the city and it's a must .Surely worth a visit. Asklepion in Ancint Greece was a instituition for patients and also the temple of gods. Asklepion consists on 3 terraces , and you can have great views of the landscape especially from the highest terrace.There is... More

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Aarhus, Denmark
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

It's easy to make one's own pilgrimage from Kos town - it's only four kilometers including stunning views of the landscape (remember to bring water). If you're not up to that, busses and the "train" service the Asklepieion. The site is huge and no less than amazing, and the museum folks have done a decent job with info stands etc.... More

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Moscow, Russia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

interesting place, worth visiting, lots of steps so if you have a senior citizen with you, probably it could be a problem. i think, that if you don't know a lot about Creece, it would be better to have a guide at this healing temple.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Amazing views and a very knowledgeable guide. And a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice whilst you are there!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Take the red train trip from Kos town harbour and it takes you through the town up to Asklepion. A great place to visit if you love history! The view from the top of the steps is amazing too. There is also a little kiosk which sells lovely fresh fruit juices which is wonderful after seeing the site and very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Take the road train from Kos town. This site is set in the hills overlooking Kos. Meander through the ruins and take in this important historical place. Make sure you have enough water with you as it is very hot but there is a cafe which sells delicious strawberry and orange juice.

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Krakow, Poland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Place is easily accessible from city Kos. It has nice panorama of west coast of the island. Ruins themself are not breathtaking (not much remained until today) but worth visiting, considering this is the oldest ancient hospital in the world.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Went here on a trip with an attraction train from Kos Town, for 5 euros we got a city tour and got taken to the asklepion and back where we had an hour to explore, for 4 euros we got to go inside and have a look around. The grounds were huge, and it was just very fascinating for somebody... More

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