Inside one of Santorini’s stunning whitewashed houses in the small village of Oia, you will find Atlantis Books, an independent bookstore that has received many accolades and once again named one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world.
From poetry written on the walls and splattered across the ceiling, to novels in many languages lined up next to one another, here you will find fiction, non-fiction, philosophy, history, culture, children’s books and author’s work covering every genre you can think of, making it easy to see why MailOnline Travel named this little gem of a store as one of their favourites.
“Atlantis Books is a charming independent bookshop on the island of Santorini, Greece. The quaint store, which features floor-to-ceiling shelves and white-washed walls, was founded in 2004 by a group of friends from Cyprus, England and the U.S. who found there was no other outlet selling books in the area. Today the shop stocks fiction and non-fiction in various languages including Greek, English, Spanish, and Dutch. It is also known for hosting literary festivals, film screenings, book readings, dance parties and other events throughout the year,” said MailOnline Travel.
Also making the most beautiful bookstore list is El Ateneo Grand Splendid in Buenos Aires, Maison Assouline’s flagship store in the heart of London, Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris, Livraria Lello in Porto which is one the oldest bookstores in Portugal, Puro Verso in Uruguay, and Libreria Acqua Alta on Calle Lunga Santa Maria Formos in Venice.