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ISLAND OF WELLNESS

Kos is well known for its clean air, healthy Mediterranean cuisine, and beautiful nature. All of these factors make Kos a true island of Wellness. Sunny weather, pristine beaches…it’s the perfect place to rest, relax and re-energise.

It was also the birthplace of Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine. Born in 460 BC, His legacy remains as one of the islands biggest points of pride. Justifiably, Kos is also often referred to as the island of Hippocrates. 

Hippocrates believed in the natural healing process of rest, a well-balanced diet, fresh air and cleanliness. Kos provided the perfect conditions for all of this. Hippocrates was also known for treating his patients on the basis of observation and with natural remedies.   

Hippocrates is considered one of the most prominent figures in the history of Western medicine. To this day, the oath of Hippocrates is sworn by medical practitioners and students upon their graduation