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Address: Nafkilirou, Kos Town, Greece
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Quite difficult to find and it was a tree held up with metal work and not much explaining it. There was a box to put money in to support animals that needed rescuing and lots of... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 November 2016
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Quite difficult to find and it was a tree held up with metal work and not much explaining it. There was a box to put money in to support animals that needed rescuing and lots of cats.

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Apparently the tree now standing here is descended fro the original tree that Hippocrates taught his students under. Surrounded by some interesting shops and cafes it's a very pleasant and fascinating way to pass on some time.

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Thank lancethebass
Lodz, Poland
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Nice place to stop for a moment during a walk around the city. The tree is very big and old. Around nice cafes to sit.

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Thank nefree7
Ankara, Turkey
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Just to close your eyes imagine Hippocrates sitting there is very exciting.ı hpo it stands ther for many more centuries

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Thank Gul C
Exeter, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

this makes you think of the past and also allows a bit of myths and legends as the trees are young growth now but fit into the history of when the castle of st john was bult

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We viewed this attraction many years ago and it obviously has a great background. This year when we saw it we were disappointed to see the state it was in. It looked damaged and had scaffolding and a fence around it. Not blaming Kos town, maybe age is finally catching up with the tree? The signage quite poor and the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The plane tree of Hippocrates is set in a pretty, shaded square so you can wander around and take pics and ponder at this gigantic ancient tree under which, it is thought, Hippocrates taught medicine to his students...

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johnstone
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

A must visit if in Kos Town. It is at the entrance to the castle and is held together by a frame which is fair enough. However there is nothing there to tell you the story which is fscinating...read the wikipedia page instead.

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Thank paul g
London
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Impressive tree however lack of information around it. Nice to have a look at when passing by. The tree itself is surrounded by mesh wire not sure if they were doing more support work on it. In a lovely location by the entrance of the castle. Just of the main square by the harbour. Nice little cafe/restaurant outside. Can sit... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

An amazing sight and a must see if you have a day trip into Kos Town. Was part of a number of places of interest that was in the same area

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