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Atlantis Books

Oia 84702, Greece
+30 22860 72346
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Ranked #2 of 12 Shopping in Oia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
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Lima, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

I've loved Shakespeare and Company in Paris for over four decades. When Jeremy Mercer wrote his book, TIME WAS SOFT THERE, about Shakespeare and Company, I wrote him. He responded saying he was on his way to Santorini to visit ATLANTIS BOOKS. I immediately went and was not disappointed. The bookstore on this beautiful island is one of my best... More

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Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

After reading about Atlantis Books on the web and in guidebooks, I was determined to find it and it was everything I expected...and more. A bookshop needs more than a well-chosen, eclectic selection of books & beautiful stationery, it needs someone who truly loves reading. Atlantis Books has been crafted with a love of words and books - the artistic... More

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London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Stumbled across this on our last night in Santorini. You can find it on the walk to the windmill and on the way to the viewpoint looking back on Oia and the windmill landmark. It takes you away from the usual tourist shops into a magical world of beauty. You have the great colours painted on the walls of the... More

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Bangalore, India
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25 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

On a stroll through one of the streets in Oia, I came across a string of words painted in a scrawled handwriting on a white wall: 'This is not done by jostling in the street'. A couple of steps tumbled down into the shop below that displayed the name amidst a series of decorative displays like drawings of books and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I know that this bookstore became so popular among the tourist. But this sweet little place is not an Acropolis. There are many people who really like to find good books there, so, dear photo shooters, please spare us the space to explore the books.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I visited this bookstore in September 2012, and again in August 2014. This is such a cute book store, and provides a very unique experience in Santorini. The owners are so kind and knowledgeable, they gave great recommendations. Looking forward to visiting again.

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

The store and its little nook is so enchanting, it feels like stepping into a fantasy novel. The shopkeeper was very lovely and complimented our purchases but I imagine it would be difficult to find anything not worth complimenting as they have such a great selection.

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Lovely bookstore in the heart of Oia - great variety of books in different languages + quirky, friendly atmosphere. Resident cat guards the books and a cute little dog was guarding the entrance steps when we passed in. NY Times had a feature on the bookstore and the attention wasn't undeserved at all. Helpful staff. Recommend a visit to all... More

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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My partner is an avid reader and I am a librarian. I love bookshops that give me inspirations. Although small and slightly dusty, I find the shop very charming. If you are looking for inspirations, pr a book to read, just ask the shop keeper.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

If you love books - this is an extraordinary bookstore. Visit it, take an obligatory pic of the rent a cat sign, but don't leave without a book! My best souvenir from our 4weeks in greece is from this bookstore.

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