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Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing part of the city, spoil a bit by the recent earthquake which means most of the historic parts are blocked off to visitors for safety reasons which is a shame, appears city hasn't made much effort to make safe for visitors to visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jamie A
Reviewed 2 weeks 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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank saronic
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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tracykeye
Reviewed 3 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sallydrane
Reviewed 3 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank fiveannielane
Reviewed 4 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank _christina191thomas
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

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Bigbeefy
Reviewed 31 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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