Welcome to the 2015 Arts & Literature Caldera Festival!
September 11-13, 2015
Join us at and around Atlantis Books, in the village of Oia, Santorini, Greece to celebrate our festival.
We’ll be posting all relevant information and details on this webpage. Please be sure to read through all of what comes below, as it contains all the information we are able to provide. If you need to clarify or ask anything more specific, or you want to guarantee a place on our festival, contact us via electronic mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To help you consider joining us at our 11th to 13th of September, 2015 festival, we’ve tried to gather as much information for you below, hoping that you’d also enjoy your time there as a vacation.
1. If you’re going to be gone for longer than a few weeks most mobile phone services allow a seasonal standby (for Sprint it’s $9 a month) so as to not pay your full monthly bill while you’re gone. If you’re using your phone internationally, be sure your service covers it so as to not get charged extra.
Flights and Ferries to Santorini
From Athens, Greece, there are several flights and ferries a day to the island of Santorini.
Useful website for Athens to Santorini flights: Aegean Airways
Useful website for ferries: Greek Ferries or Ferries.GR
For ferries, getting to port of Piraeus from the Athens airport can be done in these three ways.
From USA. Book soon! In our experience, it works to go for any flights that take you through London or Amsterdam and thence to Athens or Santorini direct.
From elsewhere in Europe and, of course, Cyprus: Get yourselves to Athens and see above for flights / ferries to Santorini. As yet there is no confirmed direct flight from Cyprus to Santorini.
Read these first before browsing the list/ booking!
We’ve compiled a list of recommended places to stay in Oia or the adjoining village, Finikia. There are no giant hotels on our side of the island, so we’re working with village resorts of usually 5-12 rooms each.
All places on the list are within 5-25 minutes walk of our bookshop, which is located in the main street of Oia Village and will serve as the Central Meeting Point.
The list of hotels below begins from the least expensive. By clicking on the hotel name you’ll be sent to the website of that hotel. Of course there are many many more hotels on the rest of the island. If you’d like to stay in the wonderful nearby village of Imerovigli, for instance, you can take the bus into Oia or rent a car with our friends at Drossos (email and mention Caldera Festival/ Atlantis Books).
For many and most of the places listed below, if you mention the ‘2015 Arts & Literature Festival/ Atlantis Books’ , there’s a good chance you’ll get a small group rate discount.
We recommend that you spend time browsing through your options first and, if you like, gather a group of you and your family/friends who want to stay at the same place. It seems generally best to call and certainly email for final reservations, rather than using the online reservation pages. If you are planning to phone Greece, please remember to check the time difference. The country code from the USA is 011-30-the number given. For example, if you were calling Atlantis Books from Memphis, TN, USA, you would dial 011-30-22860-72346. From Europe, you would dial 0030-22860-72346.
Unless otherwise stated in the list below, the telephone numbers and emails in the websites are correct.
Unless otherwise stated in the list below, language of communication can be English and Greek.
(* marks that a hotel is in Finikia, the village next to Oia, about 1.5km/1mile from Oia, so if you’re walking, depending on your pace, around 20 – 25 minutes away from the bookshop.)
Contacts for Accommodation
Click on the hotel name to get linked to the webpage.
Contact Person: Mr Takis
Contact Person: Mr Spyros
Casa Francesca – Musses
Contact Person: Mr Yiannis. Email in English only please.
Contact Person: Ms Victoria
Lotza Studios *
Contact Person: Ms Natasa
Maria’s Place *
Contact Person: Ms Anna. No children under 16 years.
Contact Person: Mr Panayiotis. Emails in English please.
Contact Person: Mr Iasonas
The above site covers 5 different hotels with rooms of varying mid-high end budgets all over Oia.
You may use the contact details on the sites, but note also that all are managed by the same reservations office, email@example.com , tel +30 22860 71406.
English is best for communications here.
Contact Person: Ms Ntina. She also recommends:
Contact Person: Mr Nikos
Contact Person: Ms Vanda
We haven’t spoken to them, but mention Mr Nikos from Filotera as contact.
Here is a map showing the location of Atlantis Books, the Centre of Operation for our Celebrations. It is located opposite the mark for Community Ias / Κοινοτητα Οιας.
+30 22860 72346
Summer hours are now in effect, so we are open 10am – 12am (midnight) daily.
View Atlantis Books’ location on Google maps