Atlantis Books in Oia, Santorini

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: June 10, 2022

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Atlantis Books in Oia, Santorini.

Atlantis Books in Oia, Santorini.

Atlantis Books in Santorini is one of my favorite bookstores anywhere, and has a well-deserved spot on many lists of the world’s best bookshops. It’s crazy charming and atmospheric – basically a cave that’s crammed from top to bottom with books. They sell mostly English-language books, with some classics in modern (or even ancient) Greek and a fantastic kids’ selection. Definitely stop in for a visit if you’re in Oia, and be sure to support the store and buy something – the cashier will stamp your book with their famous logo if you ask. It’s located down a short-but-steep flight of stairs on the main footpath that runs through town, and pretty much marks the end of the Fira to Oia hike. The owners and staff are smart and helpful, and love to help customers find a great book (or a good gyro) – so feel free to start a conversation. The shop is on your left as you’re walking west (towards the sunset), but because it’s small, it’s easy to miss – just ask any store owner, “Bookstore?” and they’ll point you in the right direction.

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Photos of Atlantis Books

View from Atlantis Bookshop.

The view from Atlantis Books south towards Imerovigli and into the caldera. Just incredible!

Atlantis Books in Santorini.

A big draw is the rooftop patio with views of the caldera (and books for sale).

Santorini Atlantis Bookstore entrance.

The entrance to Atlantis Books.

Outdoor reading area at Atlantis Books.

Outdoor patio at Atlantis Books.

Location of Atlantis Books in Oia.

Atlantis Books is located on the main path in Oia. Shops, bars, cafes, and restaurants are dotted to the left and right.

Santorini Bookstore in Oia.

It’s a small bookshop but still manages to stock titles in multiple languages and in many genres. (Photo: flickr/philk37)

Santorini Bookstore

The rooftop deck above the store.

Bookstore in Santorini

Interesting and fun quotations are found inside …

Good Santorini Bookstore.

… and outside.

Is there a bookstore in Santorini?

Down the stairs into the mecca.

Best Santorini Bookstore.

Books are crammed into every little corner …

Books in Santorini.

… up above too.

Santorini Bookshop

Another route to the rooftop. (Photo: flickr/Robert Patton)

Close To Atlantis Books

Bar in Oia near Atlantis Bookstore.

Mary Kay’s bar is very cool and steps from Atlantis Books.

Restaurant in Oia with caldera views.

Lotza is nearby and has delicious baklava and great views. Not the best restaurant in Oia, but open for lunch and has good snacks.

Cafe with views of caldera near Atlantis Books.

Meteor Cafe is a good place to relax with a new book – the opposite direction from Mary Kay’s.

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  1. Atlantis Books Open Months

    Hi there,
    I am hoping to come to Santorini in October and was wondering if Atlantis bookshop is still open? Am longing to see it in person!

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      Yes, it’s definitely open in October.

  2. When Is Atlantis Books Open?

    Is Atlantis Books open in winter? December and January?


    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      Yes, it’s open year-round including winter months. It will have reduced hours and not open every day.

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