CULTURE

A tourist guide by SoapByEleni

The Museums of Chora

  • Archaeological Museum : Operating since 1981 with the aid of Vasilis and Eliza Goulandris Foundation sponsorship. Its exhibits include a number of collections of findings from the geometrical settlement of the Zagora area, sculptures from the Archaic and Roman times, inscriptions and sculptures of the First-Byzantine and Byzantine era. The sculpture of Hermes of Andros stands out (a copy of the original bronze sculpture carved by Praxitelis from the 1st century BC from the area of Palaiopoli)
    Tel. 22820 – 23664
  • Vasilis and Eliza Goulandris Museum of Contemporary Art : Its exhibitions are the main event of the summer in Andros. It has 2 wings – the old and the new one. The old one permanently hosts the sculptures exhibition of Michalis Tombros alongside the paintings and sculptures of Gaitis, Tsarouchis, Takis, Fasianos, Zongopoulos and many other artists. The new wing hosts periodical exhibitions of distinguished artists of the 20th century
    Tel. 22820-22444 www.moca-andros.gr
  • Petros & Marika Kydonieos Foundation : Emphasizes in arts, music, theater and literature events. Tel. 22820-24598
  • Folklore Museum : It is housed in building that in the past was used as an ice making unit, an olive press and even as an oven. It holds many exhibits from the folklore culture of the island.
    Tel. 22820-22187
  • Nautical Museum : Founded in 1972, it holds a vast variety of exhibits related to Andros’s Naval history. Old ship maquets and charters, insurance policy contracts, nautical calendars that depict the life of the sea men of Andros before 1821 and lithographies of ships are a few of its exhibits. Tel. 22820-22264
  • Kairios Library : Everything there is to know about Andros and its history can be found here, in this beautiful building and its garden – a gift of the Kambani family. With 3000 volumes of Theofilos Kairis’s private collection, bibliography and extensive archive of rare documents.
    Tel. 22820-222621
  • Archaeological Museum of Palaiopolis : Located in the town of Palaiopolis, it is the corresponding museum which houses the exhibits found in the excavations of the ancient capital of the island, today’s Palaiopolis Tel. 22820-41985


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