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Greece - Kos Island - Aesclepeion
Second level, with a view to the 60 (!) steps (38.15 meter width) leading up to the highest and third level.
At the right two columns which were part of the temple dedicated to Aesclepios, at the left seven corynthian columns which were part of the temple dedicated to Apollo.
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...