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Museums and monuments

Updated: Dec 21, 2023

Kos, the birthplace of Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, boasts a historical and cultural richness. The legendary Hippocrates Tree, a majestic plane tree in Kos Town, is said to be a descendant of the original tree under which Hippocrates taught his medical students. Alongside this iconic tree, the island features museums that showcase its rich heritage, such as the Archaeological Museum in Kos Town and the Hippocratic Museum in Mastichari, offering insight into the island's ancient past and the life of its famous physician. Moreover, scattered across Kos are archaeological monuments, including the Asklepion, an ancient healing center, and the Castle of the Knights in Kos Town, each contributing to the island's allure for history enthusiasts and cultural explorers.


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