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Greece - Kos Island - Aesclepeion
Looking down upon the three levels of the Aesclepeion towards the Aegean Sea

Approx. at 4 kilometer's distance from Kos City you can find one of the oldest healing centres in the world. The father of medicine, Hippocrates, also studied and practiced here. Hippocrates was of the opinion that not only the disease was to be healed but that attention and care should be given to the person as a whole. Something that is far too often forgotten again nowadays!

I went there by bike, a bit steep on my way to the Aesclepeion and going back to Kos City I did by the laws of gravity...

For more details click on the link below
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippocrates

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asclepeion

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Nov 29 2009 15:13 GMT wop
wonderful photo and interesting information
Nov 29 2009 15:13 GMT iyerhari
great series Anna,

a beautififul shot of landscape from greece!
Nov 29 2009 15:15 GMT annaschnitfink
Thank you very much dear Wop for showing your appreciation!
Nov 29 2009 15:16 GMT annaschnitfink
Thank you my dear friend Iyer. I am pleased you like my series on Kos Island, Greece.
Nov 29 2009 15:35 GMT senna3
Fascinating view!
Nov 29 2009 15:35 GMT annaschnitfink
Thanks for your kind reaction dear Senna!
Nov 29 2009 18:06 GMT derkz
verry nice view
Nov 29 2009 18:07 GMT annaschnitfink
Thank you dear derkz for your kind reaction!

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