Hippocrates Tree, Kos Town

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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. Add Hippocrates Tree and other attractions to your Kos Town trip itinerary using our Kos Town holiday planner.
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  • Lots of cats lots of shade and just a beautiful thing to see . Not much more to say but well worth a visit.  more »
  • even if you arnt one for history, this is a sight to see, an amazing old tree, beautiful and right near town  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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