Andros’ archaeological museum was built in 1981. It is located in Chora, roofed under a modern building, donation from Goulandris’ institute.
In the museum’s collections you will see exhibits from excavations in the geometrical settlement of Zagora, sculptures from archaic, roman and byzantine period and a remarkable collection of inscriptions.
Highly impressive are: Hermes’ statue, which is believed to be a hellenistic copy of the origin from the 4th century BC by Praxitelis. The statue of Health, showing the Goddess of Health and a snake slipping down on her. It was found in Paleopolis and it is dated from Roman times.
MODERN ART MUSEUM
The museum of Modern Art is roofed under a building of Goulandris’ family in Chora close to the Archaeological museum. It is a museum unique at its kind known all over Greece. It has two pavilions. The one hosts the permanent sculpture exhibition with work by the sculptor Mchalis Tompros and of Tsarouhis, Fasianos etc. It has hosted paintings of Picasso, Breson, Matis, Kantinsky, Balthous, Sagal and of Greeks Parthenis, Hatzikiriakos-Gikas, Mitaras, Fasianos, Getis, etc.
The naval museum was established in 1972 and it is located in Chora. Through its exhibits the visitor can see the naval tradition of the island. Old naval calendars, lithographs of ships, maquettes of old oil tankers and items from those ships. All the exhibits are origin and reveal Andros’ history, from archaic times until our days.
FOLKLORIC AND OF CHRISTIAN ART MUSEUM
The Folkloric and of Christian Art Museum is roofed under the old icemaker in Chora, in Paradise hotel. Through its exhibits it is revealed the traditional way of living n Andros. The visitor can see local apparels, tools for domestic use, etc. The Christian art collection shows copies of great paintings.
The ecclesiastic museum is roofed under the byzantine church of Saints Saranta in Aidonia. It has a remarkable collection of old icons, gospels, byzantine crowns and ecclesiastic utensils.
It is the most important library in the island. Here, are kept 300 tomes of Theofilos’ Kairis collection, the famous literary man and churchman, born and lived in the island from 1784-1852.
In this library apart from this remarkable collection, are kept any rare editions, historic files and manuscripts as and art pictures. During summer, it hosts periodic exhibitions and cultural events.