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The Old Tree of Hippocrates and Its Story

The Old Tree of Hippocrates and Its Story

Hippocrates of Kos lived between 460 and  370 BC long before the oriental plane tree standing today in Platía Platanou in Kos Town. The Tree of Hippocrates standing today propped by metal scaffolding is less than 600 years old, but it probably marks the place of another oriental plane where the “Father of Medicine” used to […]

The Sea Daffodil (Pancratium maritimum) on Kos Island

The Sea Daffodil (Pancratium maritimum) on Kos Island

The elegant and fragrant sea daffodil flowers on the coastal dunes of Kos Island from August until October. Known under several different names, including sea lily, sand daffodil, sand lily, lily of St. Nicholas, lily of the coast, and its Latin name, Pancratium maritimum, the plant more likely developed during the Miocene geological epoch. Unfortunately, […]