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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Strange as its sort of tucked away behind ruins and not really signed and no information. Thought it was a blown down tree when I first saw it

Thank Gina H
Reviewed yesterday

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.

Thank MVM_12
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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. Visit it as part of...More

Thank Shellygriffiths
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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. We visited again during the...More

Thank Baggers95
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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.

Thank louisej856
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wonderful to see the tree has stood the test of time with earthquakes and wars etc, but it's sad to see it all fenced in and rubbish around it.

Thank Rachel3855
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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

Thank digipicsuk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

Thank KiwiClassic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely peaceful place to go and visit, the tree is very old so you cannot get too close but it still worth seeing. Good access for disabled too.

Thank Kaz_bar186402
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate at the select restaurant. The food was outstanding with good service. Looks so pretty in the evening with all the lights. Very romantic

Thank Susan R
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