Located opposite the Town Hall in the main square in Oia, Atlantis Book Store is one of the few bookshops in a place where people are more likely to gaze at the sunset than read a book. But for those bookworms who suddenly develop an insatiable desire to read a Ryszard Kapuscinski or Robertson Davies under the hot Greek sun, Atlantis Book Store is their destination.
The store was created when a group of young American and European bibliophiles had this burning desire to create a retreat for readers and writers in one of the most beautiful places in the Mediterranean. And so was born a kind of haven where vacationers could spend their afternoons in the comforting atmosphere of a bookstore rummaging through a special collection of books with jazz guitarist Charlie Hunter providing the background scores on the stereo. The store boasts a vast collection of novels, poetry, short stories, biographies and books on philosophy.