Atlantis Books in Santorini is one of my favorite bookstores anywhere. Definitely stop in for a visit (and support the store by buying something) if you’re in Oia. It’s 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 like to help customers find a great book or a good gyro so feel free to start of a conversation. The shop is on your left as you’re walking north (towards the sunset). But it’s small and easy to miss – just ask any store owner, “Bookstore?” and they’ll point you in the right direction.
Atlantis Books in Oia
Santorini Books in Oia, Santorini.
It’s a small bookshop but still manages to stock titles in multiple languages and in many genres. (Photo: flickr/philk37)
The rooftop deck above the store.
Interesting and fun quotations are found inside …
… and outside.
Down the stairs into the mecca.
Books are crammed into every little corner …
… up above too.
They have a good section on Santorini, Greece, and Greek history, myth, and classics. (Photo: flickr/Peter)
The owners put a lot of care and thought into what they sell (no crap) – and it shows. (Photo: flickr/Klearchos Kapoutsis)
Another route to the rooftop. (Photo: flickr/Robert Patton)
Video of Atlantis Books – A Quick Tour
Close To Atlantis Books
Mary Kay’s bar is very cool and steps from Atlantis Books.
Lotza is nearby and has delicious baklava and great views. Not the best restaurant in Oia, but open for lunch and has good snacks.
Meteor Cafe is a good place to relax with a new book – the opposite direction from Mary Kay’s.