The Asklepieion kos island



The Asklepieion

the most important monument on the island

The Asklepieion of Kos

Just 3km from Kos town! The most important monument on the island is the Asklepieion .
A visit to the Asklepieion of Kos will experience the historical moments from the point where Hippocrates started the first steps in the science of medicine.

KosAsklepieion was an institution where healers were curing their patients, trying to systematize medicine.

It dedicated to Asclepius, the first doctor-demigod in Greek mythology.

It became famous in ancient Greece thanks to the skill and wisdom of its Asclepiad's (doctors) and in particular of the most eminent of them all, Hippocrates.

Hippocrates born in Kos and was an ancient Greek physician. He is referred to as the ”Father of Modern Medicine” in recognition of his lasting contributions to the field as the founder of the Hippocratic School of medicine which lead to the establishment of medicine as a profession The Hippocratic Oath (orkos) is the oath taken by doctors and other medical professionals swearing to practice medicine ethically.

According to ancientGreek mythology Asclepiuswas the god of medicine and healing.

He was the son of Apollo and Coronis or Arsinoe. It happened that while she was pregnant she was unfaithful to Apollo. He got so angry with her that she was burnt on a pyre. As for his son the father rescued him but sent him to the Earth where later the boy was carried to Chiron who was considered to be a kind centaur. He raised Asclepius and taught him the art of healing.

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