The Archaeological Museum of Andros was built in 1981 with plans by the architect Stamos Papadakis and with the sponsorship of the Vassilis and Elizas Goulandris Foundation.
The exhibits of the museum offer a panoramic view of the history of the island starting with findings from the geometric settlement of Zagora, which are exhibited in the four rooms of the first floor, framed by rich observational material. On the same floor, there is also a copy of the Charter of Riga Feraios. On the ground floor, the collection of sculptures from the archaic to the Roman era is exhibited. Of these, notable are: two headless trunks of archaic kouras. "Mercury of Andros", marble statue of a naked man, Roman copy of the 1st c. BC from a bronze statue of Praxiteles, which was found in Paleopolis. In the remaining rooms on the ground floor, inscriptions and sculptures from the Early Byzantine and Byzantine era are presented.
Editor: Fotini Anastasopoulou