Andros – A cultural destination


Archaeological Museum of Andros

Built in 1981, it has a projection room, while from time to time there are exhibitions of modern art at the atrium, in co-operation with the Museum of Modern Art of Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation.

The labelling is in Greek and English and has clearly been recently updated. The museum covers the Iron Age, Hellenic, Roman, Byzantine and Venetian periods. The highlight is the marble statue of Hermes.

Cyclades Olive Museum

One of the best preserved old olive mills in Cyclades is the animal-powered olive mill of Dimitris Chelmis at Ano Pitrofos. The building dates back earlier than 1823 and was restored according to the traditional architecture. This olive mill retains its original equipment and in 1997 was transformed into a museum, where visitors can get a view to the traditional oil production method in Cyclades,

Petros and Marika Kydoniefs Art Foundation

It was founded in 1994 and its main objective is the promotion of cultural events and exhibitions in Andros. Every year we enjoy important art exhibitions of importance at national level.

Kairios Library

The Library was named after Theophilos Kairis, one of the most important intellectuals of the Greek revolution of 1821. 

The Kairios Library houses almost 3,000 volumes of the private collection of Theophilos Kairis. Apart from his collection, more than 85,000 titles are stored in the library’s rooms. There are kept old, rare and scarce publications and manuscripts. It houses historical archives such as an extensive collection for the shipping of Andros and outstanding works of art. Among the exhibits and objects of historical value is a collection of ancient pots and statuettes.

Archaelogical Museum of Paleopolis

This museum is dedicated to the antiquities of Palaeopolis, which was for 12 centuries the capital of the island. The museum contains collections of sculptures, statues, coins and inscriptions found in the excavations of ancient Palaeopolis. It is worth walking the surrounding area, through Andros Route No 9a, down to the excavations, to enjoy the amazing village and sea views. 

Foros Cave

Cave Foros is an impressive spectacle composed of stalactites, stalagmites, helictites, hanging rocks, colorful limestone and gour formations. The name “foros” has two references as to its origin. The first is from the Italian word “foros”, which means “opening”. The second comes form the superstition of the locals, that when animals fell in the cave and disappeared, they were paying a form of tax to appease the evil spirits.

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