Located approximately 3.5 km south west of Kos town, in the area of Panagia Tarsoui.

The sacred place where Hippocrates applied in a methodical way the science of Medicine.
Mycenaean and Geometric findings proclaim the early usage of the space where tons of mud was preserved for centuries.
The Asclipio in Kos is not only the greatest and most predominant monument on the island, but also one of the long lasting in time sights in Greece.
Asclipio flourished throughout Hellenistic and Roman periods when it operated as a place of relaxation and treatment.
The medical practitioners in Asclipio were also the priest of the place.
During the 2nd century BC the sanctum’s and medical school’s reputation that was established by Hippocrates, had been spread throughout the whole of Greece.
This is when the sanctuary gained immunity and when the festival called `Megala Asclipia` commenced (celebrations accompanied with music  and nude sport events).
The development of the area included the expansion of the sacred ground, the construction of the large temple at the third embankment and lastly the reconstruction of the shrine in accordance with the Pergaminos shrine of Zeus.
The selection of the location was ideal for the spiritual recovery patients, it is built on the slope of a short hill with a spectacular of the Turkish coast.
The most significant monuments in Asclipio are:
  • Asclipio’s Sanctum (on the first embankment).
  • Roman Building (at the east part).
  • Apollo Kyparissios shrine or Asclipio’s shrine (on the second embankment).
  • Asclipio’s Ionic Temple.
  • Apollo’s Corinthian Temple (on the east side of the second embankment).
  • Semicircular Stage (at a close distance from the Corinthian Temple).
  • Residences ruins (very close to the Apollo’s Corinthian Temple).
  • Hellenistic Arcade (second embankment).
  • Great Temple of Asclipio (third embankment).
  • Stoas (third embankment).
  • Patiens rooms (third embankment).