Kos The Plane tree of Hippocrates

This historical tree is located on the mound between Finikon Street and the archaeological site of the ancient port opposite the Lotzia mosque. There is a marble wall fount attached to its pedestal with an Ottoman inscription that reads “Hippocrates’s water”. The trunk of the plane tree measures 9,8m in diameter and if it is indeed related to the father of modern medicine, then it must have sprouted from an earlier tree. This plane tree may be more than 400 years old, as it already looked way old in pictures of the 19th century.

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