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Close to the castle/marina in Kos town lies this awesome tree reputed to be 2000 years old where Hippocrates taught healing to his students. It is surrounded by a metal structure for safety, but truly amazing.
Found this after following handwritten signs from the harbour! Held up by scaffolding (building behind it wrecked by earthquake). Nice little bar next to it. Disappointed by the tree as no information but we can all use google I suppose.
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This was very moving knowing how the recent earthquakes had affected the area.
We stopped for drinks in a bar opposite the tree - playing live jazz music. Staff were very friendly and it was a lovely atmosphere at night.
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Who knows how old this tree actually is? But legend has it that Hippocrates lectured his students under this tree. And it certainly looks ancient, with a huge iron framework holding it all together. There’s a very nice restaurant opposite as well.
No visit to Kos town would be complete without visiting this place because of the importance of this guys teachings for modern medicine.
It’s supported by scaffolding now in many place as it’s so huge.
It survived the 2017 earthquake which the church beside it...More
Wonderful to see the setting for Hippocrates and the teachings he passed on to the world. Its easy to imagine him sitting under the tree sharing his learnings. This is the start of a wonderful historical wander through the old city.