Atlantis Books, Oia

4.8
Drop by the remarkable and charming Atlantis Books, the first bookstore on the island. Started by five young English friends, this bookstore enjoys a stellar reputation among locals and tourists alike. The store prides itself on providing an all-inclusive shopping experience with friendly, knowledgeable staff offering books in many different languages and of many different types. Stop by to pick up a book souvenir of the island or a rare edition of your favorite read. For Atlantis Books and beyond, use our Oia trip itinerary builder website to get the most from your Oia vacation.
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  • August 10, 2017
    This is the most amazing shop I have visited! It has such an incredible personal feel, and the staff really take an interest in you and what you want. My biggest regret is not remembering the names of...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Walking through the crowded and noisy streets of Oia you imbattte in this small library, gem lavish and expensive shops on the island of Santorini: the impact just entered was of overwhelming emotions, caused by many books on display in various languages and by the care and attention to detail. Maps, poems, photos and curiosities crowd the small library, and for a few minutes traveling really fantasy.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Took a walk down into the basement from the main pedestrian walkway and found a very nice little book store. They have multi language new and used books. some very rare first editions. The young man w...  more »
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  • May 24, 2017
    It's a funky spot, and has some treasures like a first edition Hobbit gracing its walls. The selection is eclectic, but not what you'd find in a larger, more complete shop; it's more a place where you browse for what happens to be there than a place you can be fairly sure will have what you want. The staff suggestion/review cards often describe books no longer on the shelves. The markup on books approaches 50% of the suggested jacket price. Granted, it's Santorini, but it seems excessive. Check out the reading area on the roof for a nice view while you read.
  • May 31, 2017
    This place was one of my dream places to visit so maybe that's why I was a bit disappointed. Not many books in many topics. But the collection quality was impressive. You can find here the 1st edition of the Little Prince book. The staffs were very nice as well!
  • July 3, 2017
    A wonderful bookstore. Magic, a little like out of a HarryPotter movie, a little old archive, a little like you would immagine a bookstore in the fifties, a unique atmosphere which makes you wanna remain. Friendly, helpful staff, books in different European languages, new and old: you can find true bibliophilic treasures (!). Range goes from Platon to guides through the Greek islands, novels, history, mythology, ecc. We loved it and went twice.
  • April 25, 2017
    It's cool, but more like a museum than a book store. The first editions are neat but prohibitively expensive. A variety of languages.
  • June 1, 2017
    A book store like a book store should be. Great recommendations and truely inspiring. Why aren t more bookstores like this?

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Oia boasts arguably the most unusual lodgings in the Cyclades, offering rooms in cave-like houses carved into Santorini's dramatic cliff faces. Converted into boutique hotels, these dwellings provide airy rooms with good natural ventilation, allowing them to remain cool throughout the island's hot summers. The western side of Oia offers the best sunset views, but you must book months in advance to stay there. The less crowded eastern side offers comfortable lodgings in reasonably priced apartments with private balconies and free Wi-Fi.
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