On the top of a hillock overlooking the town of Kos inside the grounds of the Hippocratic International Foundation (just before the archeological site of the Asclepeion) lies a beautiful garden where you will find the statue of the Hippocratic Altis at the end of an alley bordered by cypresses. The statue is a creation of an artist from Ikaria Nikos Ikaris from 1988. The sculpture represents Hippocrates holding a snake in each hand.
The International Hippocratic Foundation of Kos was founded in 1960 by Spyridon Economou, Professor of Urology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and consists of a museum, conference rooms, and other facilities. Its purpose is to promote humanistic medicine based on Hippocratic values. Its objectives include, among other, the gathering of doctors from around the world to exchange opinions on matters related to Hippocratic ideology, the promotion of Hippocratic ethics when exercising the medical profession, the stimulation of the Hippocratic idea and the renewal of Neo-Hippocratism, the encouragement of historic and and literary studies of Hippocratic works.