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Amazing part of the city, spoil a bit by the recent earthquake which means most of the historic parts are blocked off to visitors for safety reasons which is a shame, appears city hasn't made much effort to make safe for visitors to visit.
The most famous person associated with the island of Kos is no doubt the 'father of medicine', Hippokrates, who lived around 460-370 BC. His name is especially associated locally today with the 'Tree of Hippocrates', an oriental plane tree in the Platia Platanou ('platanos' being...More
Interesting to think about Hippocrates sitting under this old tree teaching his students. Yes there are lots of cats but that's Greece what worried me more were the children begging at the bottom of the steps, then making rude gestures when we gave them nothing....More
The area where the tree is was interesting and the tree is old and historic. But for me the many cats wandering around the area made me uncomfortable. The building nearby had been ruined in last years earthquake which made me realise how lucky it...More
As part of a tour we were taken to see this legendary tree. Can only say it was a little underwhelming! Not sure what we were expecting.... Hippocratic Oath etc etc... but this rather sprawling tree was unsympathetically supported, had seemed to have grown totally...More