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Hippocrates Tree

Nafkilirou, Kos Town, Greece
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Reviewed 2 days ago

OK I went to see the tree as I was in town and visiting the castle and the mosque anyway. I feel like I should be more impressed by this, but to be honest, it's a tree. Not even the orginal tree, but a great,...More

Thank Anna S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Several places claim the Hippocrtaes Tree - this one was nicely maintained just up from the harbour. The ruin of a house next to it was very interesting though

Thank JPR_101
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, yes, it's only a tree, but the history behind it is amazing and it's one of the oldest trees in Greece and still grows leaves. Adjacent to the ruins of the thermal baths, and near to lots of other interesting places.

Thank tonywatson2457
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst the tree itself it enclosed, the surrounding area has been impacted by the earthquake which has left the roof of a building at the side of it. Lovely history and walk.

Thank Melanie W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Plane trees rarely live to beyond 400 years old so this Hippocrates Plane tree is truely astounding as it’s more than 2500 years old. It’s an old tree and has scaffolding to support it but it’s not 2500 years old unfortunately.

Thank Jeff B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tree is in a very nice square Plateia Platanos with a cafe and a shuttered mosque. Although the area is nice, the tree is surrounded by fencing and a metal scaffolding. An understandable precaution considering the age of the tree but the fencing seriously...More

Thank smrgeog
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see the tree in our last day in Kos. It has a lot of history and is believed to have been planted by Hippocrates. Worth a look but the mosque beside it has been damaged by last years earthquake which is such a...More

Thank EllenandRichard55
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive tree that’s has been tastefully assisted with a scaffold frame due to split. Beautiful area for a coffee next door but building behind extensively damaged, 😟

Thank Duane F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Like so many other sites with significant historical claims , the idea that this is the actual tree known and used by Hippocrates is to be taken with a pinch of salt. However there is no doubt he would have spent time in this area,...More

Thank chrsshd2649
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has historic value, particularly for medical practitioners as Hippocrates is supposed to have administered the famous "oath" to his students under this tree.

Thank SHAILESH M
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