Hippocrates Tree, Kos Town

3.0
Landmark · Tourist Spot
See the beginnings of medicine under Hippocrates Tree, where legend says the great physician taught his students. This plane tree, a species found all over Europe, is thought to be the largest of its kind with a 12 m (39 ft) diameter. It is easy to spot in the Square of the Platane in the center of Kos, protected by a fence and marked with a plaque. Stop by the tree to thank the "Father of Medicine" for his contribution to the healing arts. Plan your visit to Hippocrates Tree and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Kos Town holiday planner.
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  • Getting the historical link with the founder of modern medicine but underwhelmed by the tree in real life. All the supporting metal work, getting that it's needed, looks so horribly wrong, a caged...  more »
  • Monday 28th September and we were sightseeing and exploring in Kos Town and it's Old Town where this attraction is located on Akti Kountouriotou. According to folklore and legend it is here where...  more »
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  • Nice place to visit and see the split tree. There is nothing special to do there but worth reaching there if you are in the area. The surrounding of this place is also nice so travel by foot in all the area.
  • This particular place was part of a tour of Kos town in Kos, Greece. A good idea of finding landmarks of the town. A lovely and historical place to visit.

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