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“Lovely friendly staff, quirky atmosphere- must visit”
Review of Atlantis Books

Atlantis Books
Ranked #2 of 23 Shopping in Oia
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Even for non-book lovers this little bookshop is a must visit! It is located very conveniently in the centre of Oia and will be passed on the way to the view for the sunset. It is a quirky shop with beautiful unique decorations, open books flying on the ceiling, funny quotes and phrases dotted all around the shop, a little staircase leading to a rooftop view of the sunset, first edition copies of worldwide famous books, a wide variety of different books from different countries, cute uniqe note books, cards and bookmarks. Prices are not too bad- depends on what you buy but we stayed in Fira and even considered returning all the way to Oia again just to visit the bookshop with more money.
The staff were very friendly, and were actually having dinner when we arrived at quite a late time in the bookshop- this added to the lovely homey feel and quirkiness of the bookshop. Despite this they were more than happy to chat with us and discuss books. We asked whether they had quite an obscure book available and he apologized saying they did not but proceeded to tell us all about the book, which we knew little about. The staff know their books well and are a wonderful addition to such a lovely shop.

Thank Sophie L
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

A nice cozy book shop, very unique. Hidden. Offered books in several language.
Bought 4 about Greek myth and legend.
The book shop alone is a must see, you’ll know what I mean when you’re in it.

Thank 8RuthMark8
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Although a small bookstore, I was pulled into the shop by its design. I was with a friend of mine who is a bookworm like me.

We both browsed along the place and I was impressed with the way the place was done up- with some inspirational saying on the wall, to their story written in a timeline on the wall to their jokes about rent-a-cat! :-) There are books in Mandarin too!

Craig was very helpful in finding English books about Greek philosophers and had a quick but interesting conversation about how they ended up opening up this bookshop.

All the best guys!!

Thank Aiena
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

I saw in an article where this was a place "not to miss" in Oia and had been voted one of the top bookstores in the world several years ago. We thought it was wonderful! It can be a bit cramped at times, but it's filled with tons of book treasures! The owners are delightful and were very helpful. We found a gift for everyone in the family and a few treasures for ourselves. We loved the atmosphere, the quotes on the wall, the way the store is designed, the eclectic selection and the hospitality we received. If we ever get to return to Oia, we will definitely stop in again! Loved it!

Thank Rhondia L
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

It was a great experience to visit such a cozy and charming bookstore in the historic centre of Oia, Santorini! The whole atmosphere of this place is totally amazing, like in a fairy-tale. Be prepared to get lost in the huge variety of incredibly interesting books around you.
At first you could feel yourself unnoticed, but try to speak wtih the owner Craig about your book preferences and you'll be surprised how neatly he'll give you recommendations!
Totally must visit spot! ;)

Thank DariyaDee
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