Savor a morning cup of coffee as you sail for an hour and a half to the Greek Island of Kos and proceed through Greek customs. Kos has a history that stretches far back through the Mediterranean civilizations. Visit the pretty harbor and the center of town. From here, you walk to the Asclepeion
, an ancient temple where in the 5th
century BC, Hippocrates started the famous medical center dedicated to Asclepius, the God of Health. Visit the Tree of Hippocrates
, where Hippocrates taught students the medicine Greeks had distilled from Persian and earlier sources. Kos’ Asclepeion
was once one of the major health centers of the ancient world. Take an easy three mile walk along the ruins and explore the modern town of Kos.