Tree of Hippocrates

Description

Next to the Ancient Agora of Kos and across from the Neratzia Castle, is the Hippocrates Platanos, one of the oldest trees in the world.

According to tradition, the plane tree was planted by Hippocrates about 2,400 years ago. Under its shadow, the great sage taught the science of medicine to his disciples. The plane has a perimeter of 12 meters and a huge trunk that resembles a cave. Next to the big tree, there are two fountains since the Ottoman domination, while an inscription in Arabic states that their water is from the source of Hippocrates.

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