In the southern part of Parikia, you find the remaining columns of The Sanctuary of Asklipios, the God of medicin. The cult worship of Asklipios started around 300 BC where all the diseased and injured people gathered in groups at the temple seeking cure from various illnesses. According to tradition the devotees would sleep within the precincts of the temple and it is believed that they had visions or dreams during night, which they reported to the head priest the following day. The priest prescribed afterwards a cure which most of the times involved a dip in the therapeutic baths, mud cures or practicing sports. On a slightly elevated terrace above The Sanctuary of Asklipios you find the ruins of the temple of Pythios Apollo. Unfortunately today it is only a few remains, the rest of the temple was probably destroyed in 202-201 BC.