News

Home / News

Relocation of the permanent exhibition entitled “Flora of Andros”

The relocation of the permanent exhibition entitled “Flora of Andros” to the Agadaki Estate in Patouria – together with the project's Botanic Garden – was successfully completed. The exhibition is open to the public according to the Botanic Garden's visiting schedule. The family of Elli Stamatiadou expresses its gratitude to the Board of Directors of the Kaireios Library for providing the space to highlight Elli’s Mandaraka Stamatiadou work as a collector of 23,000 plants from our country. These collections are archived and form the basis of the collection of the Goulandris Museum of Natural History in Kifissia (Athens). Elli Mandaraka Stamatiadou was born and grew up in the surroundings of the Agadaki Estate in Patouria. She worked at the Goulandris Museum of Natural History for 45 years collecting plants from…
Read More

Invitation to visit Agadaki Estate

The Association “Friends of the Kaireios Library” organizes a visit to the Agadaki Estate on Saturday, September 3, 2022 at 18:00. During the visit, a guided tour will be held in the Botanic Garden as well as in the very interesting exhibitions hosted there: A. “Flora of Andros” by Elli Mandaraka-Stamatiadou B. “Mushrooms of Andros” edited by Ilias Polemis in the framework of the project C. “The Sea is a Road…” (The exhibition includes photos of the action with a group of residents of the island aiming at investigating the relationship between quality of life and marine and coastal environment through photography. It was organized as part of the project by the Institute of Agricultural Economy and Sociology of ELGO-DIMITRA.) Free entrance.
Read More

Exhibition entitled “The Sea is a road…”

In the framework of LIFE Andros Park project in June 2022, the Institute of Agricultural Economy and Sociology of ELGO-DIMITRA, organized an action with a group of residents of the island aiming at investigating the relationship between quality of life and marine and coastal environment through photography. The participants were asked to present their photos capturing the relationship between the marine and coastal environment and the quality of life in Andros. From August 26, 2022, the photos of the action are presented in an exhibition entitled “The Sea is a road...”, at the Agadaki Estate of the Kaireios Library located in the village of Apatouria close to Apoikia. Agadaki Estate also hosts the Botanic Garden of Andros, created within the same project.
Read More

Documentary – Following the course of water on Andros Island

In the frame of the project, a documentary was produced. Following the course of water from the mountains of the island, through the rivers and ravines to the sea, the nature of Andros Islan, the alder forests, the Mediterranean monk seal and the seabirds, as well as the actions of the project for their protection, are presented. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw1qOYLS99I[/embed] Director: Panos Karkanevatos Production Manager: Margarita Tzali Post Production Technical Support: Yiannis Ntaridis Sound: Silas Michalakas B Camera: Dimitris Asimakis Color Correction: Manthos Sardis Graphics Designer: Yorgos Koulouris 2020 - NCC/ VERGI FILM PRODUCTIONS
Read More

Co-funding by Green Fund 2022

For the fourth consecutive year, the project receives co-financing from the Green Fund for the implementation of the actions of MOm / Hellenic Society for the study and protection of the Monk Seal within the framework of its Funding Program “EUROPEAN LIFE PROGRAM 2022”.
Read More

Inauguration of the Botanic Garden

On Saturday, May 28, 2022, the Botanic Garden of Andros, which was created in the framework of the LIFE Andros Park project, was inaugurated. The Garden is part of the Agadaki Estate (Kaireios Library) located in the village of Apatouria, close to Apoikia. The Agadaki Estate covers an area of ​​about 2 acres and includes an old tower house and an olive mill, which have been completely restored, as well as 11 main terraces which reach the nearby river of constant flow. The terraces are full of old olive trees, citrus and various other fruit trees. Based on the plans made by the Agricultural University of Athens (AUA) in collaboration with the Kaireios Library, the Estate was adapted into a Botanic Garden, which hosts more than 150 species of plants…
Read More

The Mushroom Garden at the Agadaki Estate has been completed…

Last December, several tree trunks,  previously been inoculated with various species of mushrooms in the Laboratory of General and Agricultural Microbiology of the AUA, were placed in the Botanical Garden (Agadaki Estate, Kairios Library). After several months in the Laboratory to satisfactorily incubate the fungi in the wood, the time has come for them to be transferred to their permanent position, as exhibits of the Botanical Garden to form part of the “mushroom garden” under preparation! Among the species settled in the Botanical Garden are some very well-known, popular, edible or pharmaceutical species, such as Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus), Ganoderma (Ganoderma lucidum and G. resinaceum), the Hoof fungus (Fomes fomentarius), the pharmaceutical Turkey tail (Trametes versicolor) and the wood-borne fungus Abortiporus biennis. All above species have been found to grow…
Read More

Alders at Trichonida Lake

The restoration activities in alder stands of Andros performed in the frame of the project did not go unnoticed! In several cases, citizens or stakeholders expressed their interest to apply the methodology developed and used in the project to produce and grow alder seedlings with the purpose of restoring degraded/destroyed alder stands in various localities. One of them concerned the Pantanassa-Mandanissa village lying at the shores of the Trichonida lake at Aitoloakarnania (W. Greece); the local Cultural Society "Pygmaios Trichonios" expressed the interest to restore one of the alder stands at the Trichonida lake. In July 2020, the Agricultural University of Athens (AUA, Laboratories of General and Agricultural Microbiology and Systematic Botany) project team responded by providing guidance and alder seedlings inoculated by associated microorganisms. These seedlings are growing well…
Read More

Alder forests, an article in the annual magazine of Andros EVANDROS

In the sixth issue of the annual magazine of Andros EVANDROS the alder forests of Andros were presented. ALDER A northern european in the Cyclades A tree that is quite common in Central and Northern Europe which, even though in the olden days it covered large flooded areas, now it is found mainly along river banks. Ιt arrived in Andros by land when it was still attached to the mainland and it survived mainly due to the plentiful water of the island. Andros is the southernmost part of the Balkans where one can find it forming small clusters along streams, but also small forests, like in Vori. Well known in Northern lands, it has been linked to several myths and prejudices: it was the favourite tree of the druids and…
Read More

Opening of the Botanical Garden and the thematic exhibition

On the 3th of July, the Botanical Garden at the Agadaki Estate of the Kaireios Library reopened and will operate on a daily basis until the end of October 2021. This year the Agadaki Estate Tower hosts a thematic exhibition entitled "Plants and mushrooms of the alder clusters". In nine posters, the alder tree, the plants and mushrooms found under alder trees in ravines of Andros and recorded during the implementation of the LIFE Andros Park project, as well as the symbiotic relationships developed between alder and microorganisms are presented. The exhibition is organized by the Kaireios Library, the Agricultural University of Athens (AUA), the NCC and the Municipality of Andros. The scientific curation of the exhibition on behalf of the GPA was carried out by Dr. Elias Polemis, Associate…
Read More