Hippocrates Garden Cultural Center

Hippocrates Garden Cultural Center

Hippocrates Garden Cultural Center
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The cultural center Ancient House Hippocrates Gardenis located in Mastichari, Kos Island.It is an exact replica of an Ancient Greek Settlement in the 5th century B.C. It specializes in the revival of the ancient Greek way of life at the time when the great Greek doctor lived.It consists of an Oikos , an ancient Greek house-n exact replica of a house of this period, a Philosopher s Arcade and a Stone Built Theater: Dancing Satyrs Theater.In these buildings we will pursue philosophical and spiritual matters and we will make our acquaintance with the ancient Greek medicine and daily life.
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Marion Jarvis
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Friends
The energy and atmosphere is incredible here.It is not a super sophisticated museum but this is an island with a modest economy and I think they have done an excellent job.For goodness sake the entry is just 5 euros for adults and it is beyond doubt worth the modest 5 euros,3 for kids !!!

A friendly welcome ,a beautiful feel to.it and some amazing events like the unfiorgettable Gong bath meditation last night .

Thankyou for creating this unique experience .
Written July 16, 2022
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Christiaan Carelsberg
Brussegem, Belgium10 contributions
Aug 2021
When you're visiting Kos this one is not to miss. We've payed 5 euro entry to support the museum and you can see Greece architecture resurrected to its original state. You'll learn a lot about Hippocrates and about the time then. I highly recommend this.
Written August 30, 2021
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GinGin
46 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
This is the place to go if you are on Kos and want to learn About the Island and it's history.

Hippokrates did live on the Island and this Center Displays what he did, the plants which he used in what way on which illnesses.

The Garden is set up very lovely. Every plant has a Plaquette that says what it is, and what Hippokrates used it for.

It also Displays what it was like to live in ancient KOS. There is a ancient furnished house that Shows that very good.

Also a very small but functional amphitheatre (we tested it by singing and lecturing in it, acoustics are great)

The Owners are lovely and helpful.

The only Problem: it is hard to find.

Please do not get fooled by the two bad Reviews, one is misplaced, because there are no ruins (the Photo on top is incorrect).

This is definetely a must see if you want to see KOS, and not just spend your holidays by the pool.
Written July 7, 2018
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benfleetsparks
Benfleet, UK13 contributions
Sep 2020
Had to drive 3km. Down an unmade road and to be honest it wasn’t worth the effort. It’s supposed to be a UNESCO site I’m not sure ii is. The site had no facilities, we spent 20 minutes there and saw everything for 5 euros each, won’t be going back.
Written October 6, 2020
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Susannah P
Tiverton, UK1,758 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Please don't waste your money on this naff 'museum' and very underwhelming garden. Fake house full off one hundred year old tatty furniture.

No wonder this place wasn't in the guide book.

Nothing to recommended it, complete waste of time and money.

Avoid.
Written September 25, 2020
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Pokermanmalky
4 contributions
May 2017 • Family
Okay - we came across this place by accident. We were looking for the peacocks at Plaka (which is much more fascinating and also free).

Having had to rally our 1 litre hired sewing machine across some sandy stuff purporting to be a road we arrived at a single lane entrance and bumped our way down to the patch of wasteland designated as parking.

A new age businesswoman greeted us at a makeshift booth and determinedly put us off viewing the place with her soft sales skills and five euro each charge. Under some duress from the wife "we are here now aren't we," I forked up the fifteen euros for myself, my wife and 17 yr old son (all the time wishing he had resolved to stay in the car). We wandered around the stone built shed that was the shrine to Hippocrates - a few books, a map and a couple of pictures did the job - and then gazed at the garden in awe of the planning department (why plant trees on the paths?)

A further stone building showed us what life was like in Kos in 1432. I checked my watch, and it was spookily showing 14:32. A coincidence? I think not. I am convinced this replicated building would have shown us what life was like in 1432 or 2017 without any alteration whatsoever.

We followed a path or sorts and got lost. Not really lost. I could still hit the car park with a carefully lobbed plaque - of which there were many. The plaques detailed the medicinal properties of the plants in the garden - mostly the plants there solved lady problems. We arrived at a viewpoint with four mock pillars identifying it as such. I viewed the aeroplane flying overhead and stomped back to the car.

On the way, we came across an air raid shelter. Interesting. This took us to a little alcove where a newly married couple in their 50s were canoodling. Fortunately, they could not speak English and we could not speak German but they managed to convey the message that they were head over heels in love and on their very tactile honeymoon. (Had they been eating the plants?) I conveyed the message that my wife and I had been married for 25 years and this was what they had to look forward to. They carried on kissing oblivious to my warning.

We managed to sneak past the entrance booth without having to endure the promised free cup of Greek tea (included in the entrance price). Made our way back to the car and bumped our way out of there.

In escaping the place my wife reminisced in lyrical terms about it being nice. I lamented the fifteen euros, I had grown fond of them and was convinced that prior to their departure I could have stood on my wallet and seen as much as I did from the viewpoint in Hippocrates garden.

WHY the five-star review?

Well, we got back to the hotel and amused so many other guests regaling them with tales of the place that they would have clearly paid us for the entertainment. Instead, they saved their money to hire a car and visit the place themselves.
Written June 5, 2017
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PARIS_IOANNOU
Athens, Greece13 contributions
Jul 2013 • Friends
What is the reason of naming a private cultural center as The Gardens of Hippocrates???? It has nothing to do with Hippocrates himself. The lady there was interesting but the place was not what we expected to see. Herbs and plants presented are widely and easily found in Greece, nothing special really to see. Exhibition halls had limited and irrelevant things to exhibit. Among other things they involved shells, puzzles, children's drawings etc. I would be glad to see it, only if I didn't have to pay for it.
Written July 20, 2013
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Tigram1
Beijing, China417 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
They have build up some new houses and say its like how it was before but its not like trustful all over so its more like some theatre curlicues. They have placed herb-plants in the garden and a note what its good for what can be fine, but its not really worth a visit you pay for. Sorry for saying this.
Written September 26, 2016
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rosieswift
Walsall23 contributions
Jun 2014 • Couples
Loved the tranquility and the atmosphere. I learned a lot about life in those days. The garden area was well planned and the buildings authentic
Written June 24, 2014
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gretan98
Portsmouth, UK302 contributions
Oct 2013 • Family
We came across this little gem by accident, but what a find. It is a little bit of ancient Greece. There is a house built the way the ancient Greeks built them and an amphitheater. The lady that runs it is very friendly and extremely informative. Very good for all the family what ever their age.
Written November 19, 2013
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