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Greece - Kos Island - Aesclepeion
Second level to be reached by 30 steps.
At the left two columns which were part of the temple dedicated to Aesclepios (3rd century b.Chr.), at the right seven corynthian columns which were part of the temple dedicated to Apollo.
In the centre an altar was situated.

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 27 2009 21:48 GMT wop
wonderful series of good old Greece
Nov 27 2009 22:00 GMT annaschnitfink
Thank you for your kind comment dear Wop.
Kos, though it is very small, appeared to be a very interesting island.
Nov 28 2009 06:36 GMT Arik77
wonderful view and great landscape image
Nov 28 2009 11:35 GMT annaschnitfink
Thanks for your kind comment dear Arik!
Nov 28 2009 12:34 GMT hans55 PRO
great view ..i like these historical places ...and i guess becouse of " off season" not very crowded !!
Nov 28 2009 14:14 GMT gwen83
Wow lovely view:-))
Nov 28 2009 15:21 GMT annaschnitfink
Thanks for your reaction dear Gwen!
Nov 28 2009 15:22 GMT annaschnitfink
Thanks dear Hans for showing your appreciation.
I think it will indeed be a lot more crowded during the season!
Nov 28 2009 15:31 GMT iyerhari
great series!

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