Set out on an excursion that winds through the annals of history found along the streets of Kos. Known as the “Floating Garden”, this exquisite island boasts a wealth of archeological sites and medieval relics that you’ll discover alongside a local guide and historian. Marvel at the ruins of the ancient Asclepion, a sacred place of healing set on the hills outside of town and dating back to the 4th century BC. Named after the Greek God of medicine and healing, the temple complex was once a haven of wellness for ancient Greeks and Romans. You’ll also stand before the Tree of Hippocrates beneath which the father of modern medicine once taught his pupils. Gaze up at the Castle of the Knights of St. John, built in the 16th century using the ruins of the ancient city, and feel the epic history of Kos come to life before your eyes.
Explore the ancient Asclepion, an oasis of peace and recuperation in the 4th century BC.
Stand before the legendary Plane Tree, where Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine once taught.
Witness the 16th-century castle erected by the legendary Knights of St. John.
What to BringShow
KeyCard and photo identification
What to WearShow
Hat and sunglasses
Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.
Guests must be able to walk for 1.5 miles over dirt paths, cobblestone and paved surfaces with 60-70 steps in the archeological site.
Location Kos, Greece
Tour Code EK02
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