Hippocrates Tree Square: the most famous spot in town!
Hippocrates Tree Square is the place where Hippocrates taught his students, this is the most famous spot in town.
Located on the edge of Akti Kountourioti, behind the Commandery, the trunk of the 2.400-year-old tree, is actually the most ancient tree in Europe.
Here, it is said that the Father of Medicine used to teach under its shadow, which is 10m long.
Around the square, one can admire the Roman fountain and the mosque of Lotzia, built in 1786.
Hippocrates is known as the Father of Medicine. He trusted that illness was brought about by natural procedures and not through the intervention of the Gods, that was the wider belief during antiquity.
Hippocrates diagnosis was based on symptoms. Such were his commitments to the field that right up ’til today that newly qualified doctors swear the Hippocratic Oath.