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International Hippocratic Foundation of Kos

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We were not quite sure what we were visiting after seeing the signpost to the 'International... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2018
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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This a sort of 'down memory lane' of medical history & development of ancient nascent medicine. If... read more

Reviewed May 2, 2018
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

We were not quite sure what we were visiting after seeing the signpost to the 'International Hippocratic Foundation of Kos', but decided to go and have a look. It was absolutely fascinating, showing the history of the use of herbs and other plants in medicine,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bpridden
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

I am sure there are many valuable things left from hippocrates.. however, they are presented well here... very old and school type building is being used as a museum... very poor presentation... dont waste your time giong there

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank halimkurt
Reviewed May 2, 2018

This a sort of 'down memory lane' of medical history & development of ancient nascent medicine. If in Kos this place is definitely recommended.

Date of experience: April 2018
Reviewed October 18, 2017

Pros: - Information is of high quality and interesting - Translated into English in the Museum and accompanied by helpful diagrams and facts Cons: - Botanical gardens must be difficult to maintain in the heat and lack of English translation makes this element less engaging...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Emma J
Reviewed July 23, 2017

Beautifully situated. Has a lot of interesting information about Hippocrates and ancient medicine well displayed: the examination room and bench, details about various medical practices, old manuscripts, etc. Fascinating stuff. The herb garden and herbs are a nice reminder about the value of more simple...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Schipa
Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

If you are passing by, please do stop. It is interesting. Otherwise don't make the journey just for this museum. With 4 rooms full of interesting information, The museum was designed and built in late 70's. It has not evolved since due fund shortage. Not...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank fab_ab21
Reviewed June 22, 2017

I visited here just out of curiosity as I was driving past, so glad I stopped. Was a really insightful trip. Very good value for money for only 3 euros. Learnt a great deal as well.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Georgesmith156
Reviewed May 30, 2017

Great visit, definitely worth it if you are interested in ancient medicine. A variety of displays and a beautiful botanical garden. We visited this attraction in combination with the Asclepion which was a shout as they were quite close together.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank katherineann2017
Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed here a marvellous, well attended concert by Stavros Ksarchakos. Well organized by the IHF

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Lon B
Reviewed July 12, 2016

Located just outside Kos town, easily reached by bicycle, motorised or public transport. The museum held a number of statues, with large panels of information about them, or about relevant information. I found them interesting enough to read most of the panels, and I observed...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Fifi5151
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