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Kos - trasa wycieczki


THIS IS WORTH KNOWING

He was born on the island of Kos around 460 BC. Hippocrates, a greek physician who was one of the greatest pioneers of modern medicine. He was the creator of innovative treatment methods that supported natural healing processes. Based on observations and experiences, he drew conclusions leading to diagnosis, and his school was characterized by concern for the patient's health. He introduced diet and hygiene as preventive measures to prevent disease. He also combated superstitions such as that epilepsy was caused by demonic possession. Many terms introduced by him are still used today, e.g. cancer, diagnosis (diagnosis), prognosis (prognosis), therapia (treatment), epidemic. He believed that the environment and climate influence human health and condition. He included his thoughts in the work 'Peri aeron, hydaton, topon' (On air, waters and surroundings). Hippocrates also believed that a person's health could be determined based on a person's appearance, and the face itself could tell a lot about it. The term 'Hippocratic face', which is a sign of approaching death, has gone down in the history of medicine. His descendants nicknamed him the "father of medicine", and the oath taken by doctors is called the Hippocratic Oath. (source: wikipedia.org)

Hipokrates z Kos


INTERESTING FACTS

In Halicarnassus (now Bodrum in Turkey) was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the tomb of the Persian satrap Mausolus. In the 4th century BC he was the ruler of Caria, a land in the south of Asia Minor. Mausolus decided to build himself a majestic tomb, but he did not live to see its completion because he died after twenty-four years of rule. The work was continued by Artemisia II, dejected by misfortune, who was not only the wife, but also Mausolus's sister. The building was completed around 350 BC. and its fame became so great that the romans began to call all large tombs mausoleums. A huge cube was built on a five-story base (33x39 m) with a temple on it, surrounded by 39 columns 11 m high. The roof was a 24-step pyramid, and the height of the building is estimated at approx. 49 m. At the top there was a quadriga, which was carried by Mausolus and Artemisia. The Mausoleum fell into ruin due to earthquakes and the passage of time. Its end was sealed by the hospitallers, who in the 15th century used elements of the mausoleum to build the fortress of St. Peter. The sarcophagus of Mausolus, discovered during the demolition, was lost. In the 16th century, Halicarnassus was conquered by Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, and the area where the Mausoleum stood was built up.

Rekonstrukcja Mauzoleum w Halikarnasie


Greece - Kos

June 2012

Marmari - plaża na Kos

Choosing the place for the next vacation with Julek means a few visits to travel agencies, browsing the internet in search of this one offer and endless discussions in which one party tried unsuccessfully to convince the other to be right. It's scary to think what will happen when Julek also speaks.

We decided on the island of Hippocrates because of our great fondness for Greece. We must admit that we were not disappointed, we would not find such a tasty Greek salad and such delicious wine in any other country. There was also a beautiful wide sandy beach in the town of Marmara where we stayed. So Julek could have fun to the fullest. Visiting the island, for obvious reasons, had to be limited to one-day trips by car. We haven't lost much, because apart from the famous Asklepion, there aren't many interesting sights on the island of Kos . However, during a day trip to Bodrum, I saw the ruins of a mausoleum, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

    DUE  TO  CHANGES  IN  OUR  LIVES,  PHOTOS   DEPICTING  MARTHA  WERE  REMOVED  AT  HER  REQUEST !   


GREECE - KOS

Julek is resting


Najtrudniejszy pierwszy krok No to zdrówko ! Czas coś przekąsić Czas coś zrobić O jejku, ta woda jest mokra Gdzie jest ten basen ? Niezbyt mi się tu podoba Kibice przygotowani na wieczorny mecz Jazda po piachu wymaga sporej kondycji Nasza plaża Cały się lepię, kto mnie tak urządził Wielki świat Kto sie ze mną pobawi ? Nie ma to jak z tatą Masz tu na mnie czekać Czas wracać

We spent another vacation in Kos with Julek. Our son was already a year older and more independent. Unfortunately, it also had disadvantages, both for us and for the environment. It happened that after our arrival, all holidaymakers moved to a different place, just further from the little screamer. One of our friends with whom we became friends gave Julek the nickname tenor.


Kos town


Nadmorska promenada Plaża miejska Oryginalny budynek w stylu arabskim Albergo Gelsomino Platan Hipokratesa Brama w której pobierano myto Widok na plac Eleftheria Co łaska Meczet Defterdar Uliczka na starówce Malowniczy kościół Agia Paraskevi Algierski meczet Gazi Hasana Paszy z XVIII w. Fragment agory Kamieniarka zachwyca kunsztem wykonania Pozostałości portyku gimnazjonu Ruiny świątyni Afrodyty Doryckie kolumny Zrekonstruowane domostwa Rzymski odeon Zamek joannitów Neratzia Pamiątkowa fotka Lapidarium Detal architektoniczny Jachty zacumowane w marinie Widok na miasto i port z zamku Neratzia Asklepiejon, sanktuarium boga medycyny Asklepiosa Asklepiejon, drugi i trzeci taras Ruiny rzymskich łaźni z I w. n.e. Pozostałości pomieszczeń dla chorych na trąd Pozostalości świątynii Apolla Pamiątkowa fotka Malowniczy widok okolicy ze szczytu asklepiejonu Rekonstrukcja asklepiejonu (źródło: www.kos.gr)

Despite the modern buildings, the city cannot be denied its charm. Kos was virtually completely destroyed in the 1933 earthquake and later rebuilt. What caught our attention was the plane tree of Hippocrates, under which, according to legend, the father of medicine taught. In fact, the tree is around 700 years old and is one of the oldest trees in Europe.


Kos island


Klify Agios Theologos Kamienista plaża Agios Theologos Nie wiadomo co piękniejsze Plaża w Kefalos w głębi wysepka Kastri Ruiny Astipalea antycznej stolicy wyspy Turyści Malownicza okolica Kefalos Nieco zatłoczona Paradise Beach kościółek w Kefalos niczym z bajki Las Plaka - królestwo pawi Szkoda, że nie rozłożył ogona Forteca Joannitów w Antimachia Kartusz herbowy na bramie fortecy Kościółek Agios Nikolaos w Antimachia Agios Nikolaos, fresk z XVI w. przedstawiający św. Krzysztofa Tarcze herbowe rycerzy zakonu joannitów Pyli - bizantyjska twierdza na szczycie wzgórza Opuszczona w XIX w. z powodu zarazy wioska Palio Pyli Romantyczna kawiarenka w Pyli Idzie moje zamówienie I wszystko jasne Na koniec dnia relaks w gorących źródłach w Thermes

The island of Hippocrates has no significant monuments. A couple of ancient ruins, medieval churches and fortresses of the Knights of St. John are all we managed to see. However, Kos is above all an extremely intimate, small island, where it takes an hour to drive from the north to the south of the island. Its greatest attractions are nature, beautiful views and a specific local atmosphere, which we felt after just a few days of stay.



TURKEY

Bodrum


Na promie Dopływamy do Bodrum Turcja wita ! Tylko tyle pozostało z jednego z cudów świata Jest nad czym podumać Bębny kolumn Starożytny system kanalizacyjny Komora grobowa Mauzolosa Płaskorzeźba ze sceną bitewną ozdabiająca niegdyś grobowiec Historia i teraźniejszość Starożytny amfiteatr na zboczu wzgórza Pamiątkowa fotka Doskonale zachowane kamienne ławy Cysterna na wodę Uliczka prowadząca do portu Marina Chwila relaksu w kawiarence nad zatoką Kumbahce Marina Bodrum w głębi zamek św. Piotra Zamek św. Piotra od strony portu Ten facet stracił dla kogoś głowę Minaret Dziedziniec zamkowy, stele nagrobne Amfory wydobyte z wnętrza wraku Wieża Włoska Statua Sfinxa z 335 r. p.n.e. Panorama miasta i portu z murów zamkowych Platforma artyleryjska Czas wracać do domu

While resting in Kos, I could not deny myself visiting the Turkish city of Bodrum, located only 21 km from the island. In this former Greek colony, known in antiquity as Halicarnassus, there was one of the seven wonders of the world - the mausoleum or the tomb of the Persian satrap Mausolus. Today, only a pile of stones is left of the magnificent building, which was built on the initiative of the wife of the ruler of Artemisia. To get an idea of ​​the mausoleum 's vastness and beauty, just read the link in the left column.








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