Why Greece

Medicine & Hospitality where born here

Hippocrates was an ancient Greek physician born on the island of Kos in 460 B.C. He is referred to as “the father of western medicine” in recognition of his lasting contributions to the field and as the founder of the Hippocratic School of Medicine. Similarly, many contemporary Greek physicians have also connected their names with pioneering medicine, such as the prominent Greek doctor Georgios Papanicolaou, who invented the proverbial “Pap Test” that was named after him.

Furthermore, Greece is considered as one of the most popular tourist destinations and this is not by coincidence. To the ancient Greeks, hospitality was a divine right. The host was expected to make sure that the needs of his guests were seen to and that they were treated as equals. The ancient Greek term “philoxenia” expresses this ritualized guest-friendship relation and, in the Greek society, a person's ability to abide the laws of hospitality determines nobility and social standing.

We, at OctagonMedical, are proud to honor our ancestors and implement the noble rules of philoxenia.