Andros is well known for its culture, and this has been proved by the personalities who have excelled in Literature and Arts over the last centuries, with Andrea Embirikos and Theophilos Kairi being the leading artists. The modern cultural tradition of Andros is also rich, as the visitor has the opportunity to visit several museums and institutions, and every summer there are numerous events that attract thousands of visitors.
Some of them are located in Andros Town (Chora) such as:
• the Archaeological Museum with findings from the archaeological site of Zagora, collection of sculptures from the Archaic and Roman times and collection of sculptures of the pre-Byzantine and Byzantine era, see more in this link.
• the Museum of Contemporary Art with exhibitions by artists such as Panayas, Picasso, Matisse, Karagatsi, Kadinsky, Bouzianis, Balthus, Galanis, Giacometti, Klee, Chagall, De Chirico, Rodin, Juan Miro, Zorz Brac, Nikos Hadjikyriakos Gikas, Sofia Vari. See more in this link.
• the Kidonieos Foundation: Its main objective is the promotion of cultural events and exhibitions in Andros for Cultural and Spiritual Activities center in Andros, as well as the promotion of culture on the island, but also more widely.
• the Kaireios Library holds about 60,000 volumes of printed matter (many of which are old, scattered publications), manuscripts, extensive archives, as well as archives such as the shipping of Andros of its judiciary courts. He also owns many works of art, collection of ancient vessels and statuettes, objects of historical value and objects of folk culture. Read more: www.kaireios.gr.
• Last but not least, it is worth mentioning the traditional Andros festival that is being organized in the Open Theater in Chora and hosts theatrical performances and concerts. Read more: www.festivalandros.gr.