Inspired by Kos

Opposite the fortress of Neratzia, next to the ancient Αgora of Kos, one of the most ancient trees of the island lays its roots: the plane tree of Hippocrates, a historical site visited by thousands every year. It is said that the plane tree was planted by Hippocrates 24 centuries ago. According to legend, the “father” of medicine used to teach his students under its shade. The current tree is only about 500 years old but may possibly be a descendant of the original tree which allegedly stood there 2,400 years ago, in Hippocrates’ time. Its perimeter reaches 12 meters and its hollow trunk is reminiscent of a cave. The surrounding area is a stone paved square leading to the castle’s bridge.