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Dry Stone walls Andros Cyclades Greek Islands

Artwork in harmony with the environment. The “Kserolithies” literally meaning “dry stones” are an integral part of our cultural heritage.Perfectly connected to the Aegean landscape. Walls made with stones placed next to or on top of each other without connecting material, only with wedges. Their wild beauty creates admiration on how man managed to fight against the forces of nature and transform the barren slopes into arable land, through a rational use of the environment to his advantage.

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A cultural tourist destination

The globally acknowledged Museum of Modern Art, managed by the Goulandris Foundation, houses unique collections of the finest painters and sculptors from Greece and abroad, including Fassianos, Tsarouchis, Picasso, Matisse, Kandinsky, Chagall to name a few. The archaeological museums in the Chora and Paleopolis represent the ancient history of the island with their exhibits. The Cyclades Olive Museum is a fine example of a small pre-industrial, animal powered, olive oil producing unit that is worth visiting.

International Festival of Andros

Andros island identified in the international art scene, dynamically enters summer cultural map of the country, thanks to an outdoor theater in the heart of the traditional settlement of Chora and is hosted in August . International Andros Festival, with performances of ancient drama from Epidaurus and concerts of major Greek singers alongside appearances by distinguished artists from Andros. The new cultural institution is headed as artistic director of the award-winning Greek director Pantelis Voulgaris.

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