Explore the ruins of Kos Island's millennia-old Asklepion Kos. In ancient Greece, an asklepion was a sacred healing temple where medicine was systematized and many were taught the art of healing. Of the approximately 300 asclepions, Kos Island's was one of the largest and best known. Explore the remains of this remarkable structure, dating to around 400 BC. See the medical school, temples, and thermal baths. Make sure to visit the highest terrace of the complex for views of much of the island's eastern side. Head to the small on-site museum to learn more about the practice of medicine in ancient Greece. Put Asklepion Kos into our Kos Town trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Kos Town.
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An impressive site, part temple, part hospital. I wish everyone would visit the place were modern medicine began. more »
Asklepion ruins stand on the outkirts of Kos town, a must to visit ! Asklepion was the first organized hospital in the world; it's one of the nicest place in Kos, the best holiday experience, peace..... more »
Incredible to see if you're a history/mythology lover like myself. Attainable by bike but since it's on a mountain it can be a brisk climb, especially for kids. Entrance price is €8, must see if you visit Kos island.
Worth a visit. Would have enjoyed it more if we had went along with a guided tour. Fantastic view from the top!
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