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Hippocrates Tree

Nafkilirou, Kos Town, Greece
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good26%
  • Average37%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“metal frame” (11 reviews)
“modern medicine” (12 reviews)
“worth a visit” (38 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Nafkilirou, Kos Town, Greece
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"metal frame"
in 11 reviews
"modern medicine"
in 12 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 38 reviews
"recent earthquake"
in 11 reviews
"history"
in 160 reviews
"scaffold"
in 11 reviews
"oath"
in 21 reviews
"legend"
in 13 reviews
"castle"
in 91 reviews
"trunk"
in 8 reviews
"kos"
in 95 reviews
"square"
in 65 reviews
"doctor"
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"shame"
in 43 reviews
"teaching"
in 15 reviews
"hollow"
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"town"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I don't have a picture of it. Because I couldn't see a reason to take one. Do they truly expect me to believe that tree has survived for so long? Please! It's like pointing on the sea and saying:"This is where Jesus walked on water"....More

Thank floria-jade
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a very old and hollow tree, with scaffolding and is easy to see on the way from the main square to the port area via the old Agora. There isn’t much to see but the mosque behind it and the fountain in front...More

Thank Nesligul D
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Unfortunately the tree is now held up by a large amount of scaffolding. It could be any tree really there doesn’t look to be anything special about it. You can’t get a good photo either as like I say there is lots of scaffolding surrounding...More

Thank acs1984
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A very special tree, but it’s a tree.... what more can you say! You can walk round it as you wander around Kos town. To be honest, it looks pretty ugly due to all the metal structures holding it up and the church falling down...More

Thank Mash650
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Hippocrates Tree according to legend is a place where Hippocrates, the farther of medicine, train students in shadow. This gigantic Hipoocrates Planner Tree is surrounded by buildings that were unfortunately damaged by earthquake. According to clever literature, tree is the widest tree in Europe...More

Thank Silvia G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this age old tree during our visit to Kos. Although the tree is now supported by scaffolding it a peace of history and well worth a visit.

Thank Wendy R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nice wee spot in Kos that not only offers an ancient tree that some Greek guy made medicine from or something but it’s a lovely walk for couples. We tried to photo the tree but a Chinese girl was stood in front...More

Thank The-Smoochers
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A pretty tree unfortunately surrounded by the damaging effects of the recent earthquake. Moving to know that this was an important site for the development and advancement of medicine.

Thank mtducker
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place with nice legend about Hippokrates - the inventor of medicine of new age. Its easy to find.

Thank Marek D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Platanos is located in Platanos Square, in front of the Knights' Castle and the Governor's Office and next to the Gazi Hassan Mosque (erected in 1776) in the center of Kos town.The current tree is about 500 years old. A beautiful and very quiet place...More

Thank asteriom55
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