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The third largest island in the Dodecanese, Kos is located in the south-eastern Aegean Sea 4 kilometers from Bodrum, a port in Turkey on the Asia Minor coast. Kos island is renowned for its rich vegetation and its temperate climate. The northan slopes of the island are covered with Aleppo Pine, fig tree, Mediterranean Cypress, and many more species.
A well known part of ancient Greece, the historical sights on Kos are there to discover. The colorful history of Kos island has left numerous traces of the civilisation's that have been involved in the development of the island over hundreds of years.

Kos Town

Kos Town is situated in the northeast of the island. As the capital of Kos island, the town has a permanent population of about 17,000. The capital city is vibrant and busy, but still somehow is able to maintain a very relaxed atmosphere.
Kos Town is without doubt the tourist center of the island. The port area and Eleftherias Square is home to many restaurants and Caf├ęs, popular with tourists and locals alike. At night the discos and bars, of Kos Town's nightlife are plentiful, catering to all ages and tastes.

The Asclepion

The Asclepion is found on the north facing slopes Kos 4Km outside of Kos Town. Virtually hidden by pine forest the ruins were indeed lost to the world until it was discovered by archaeologists Zaraftis and Hertsok in 1902.
The Asclepion was a temple of worship, hospital and medical school of the ancient world. Dating back to the 4th century BC, The Asclepion is believed to have been the place where Hippocrates studied medicine, and later founded his own school.

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