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Reviewed yesterday 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 3 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 3 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 5 days 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 6 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not worth to go to visit it especially. Nothing beautiful on it. A waste of time to go on foot to see it.

Thank Didier B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A real nice place to visit. Lots of cats around the tree. Also there is another old tree beneath the hippocrates tree which we found more interesting.

Thank Takacs Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The story of this tree is just a legend, so I don’t think it’s a must visit. Still it’s a nice quiet place with many cats.

Thank KatyaK104
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m not sure what I was expecting really but it was quite a disappointment. The tree (which if you read up online is not even the original) is held up by scaffolding- which I can understand I suppose but there is very little information at...More

Thank Joshxx19
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