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Reviewed 1 week ago

The most famous person associated with the island of Kos is no doubt the 'father of medicine', Hippokrates, who lived around 460-370 BC. His name is especially associated locally today with the 'Tree of Hippocrates', an oriental plane tree in the Platia Platanou ('platanos' being...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This site is well signposted from all areas in the centre of Kos Town. One lovely attraction in a walk of many. You can wander around on your own steam. Or follow the guided walk routes.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have heard a lot about this famous tree. Visited it when we were on holiday this year. We visited first on our own, the when we went on a trip. We found out a lot more on this trip.

Thank sallydrane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit even with the ancient ruins closed to the public. The tree itself is held up with scaffolding, for us it was something that we wanted to see whilst on Kos.

Thank barneyoh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting to think about Hippocrates sitting under this old tree teaching his students. Yes there are lots of cats but that's Greece what worried me more were the children begging at the bottom of the steps, then making rude gestures when we gave them nothing....More

Thank fiveannielane
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The area where the tree is was interesting and the tree is old and historic. But for me the many cats wandering around the area made me uncomfortable. The building nearby had been ruined in last years earthquake which made me realise how lucky it...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As part of a tour we were taken to see this legendary tree. Can only say it was a little underwhelming! Not sure what we were expecting.... Hippocratic Oath etc etc... but this rather sprawling tree was unsympathetically supported, had seemed to have grown totally...More

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

set in a lovely area in kos town,the tree that Hippocrates taught his students under,in all kos town is a lovely place to visit

Thank Bigbeefy
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Huge, old tree in the middle of Kos town. Interesting. This tree looks a little bit sad. This is worth to visit.

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Reviewed October 28, 2018

This was ok, it was interesting to see but is in a definite state of disrepair, held up by scaffolding and looks half dead.

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