The Library at Perivolas provides a selection of books in several languages. There are some translated works of Greek writers and subjects of Greek history, but mostly our library is composed of books left by our guests, free to be read and passed along or exchanged by future guests.
Below is a selection of books whose stories are either passed on, or refer to the island.
This book is like a bird. A migratory bird that would like to pick ypu up gently and fly you away. Its two wings target different points, therefore have two different aims. One wants the traveller to get to know the little town of Oia and the work of its people. The other aims beyond what the senses easily perceive. It seeks to put into words what is hidden, to hover over it just long enough for it to be revealed.
Armchair travelers will be delighted with Ellerbee's engrossing travel accounts from Massachusetts to Mexico, Europe to the Middle East -- readers will want to race to these destinations to share the adventure -- and taste the food! Seconds, please!
A biography of a person and a place, a life full of storms and calms in Santorini and Piraeus, yesterday and today. A life indissolubly bound up with the sea, shipping and seamanship: from the sails of the schooner, to the Liberty Ships as indemnity for the War: from neighbourhood gatherings on the Island, to travels into Europe.
Ferdinand Fouqué's study of the Santorini archipelago in the Aegean Sea was first published in French in 1879. It quickly became known as a valued resource, not only on Santorini but also on volcanoes, their characteristics, and the remarkable archaeological artifacts that Fouqué discovered under the volcanic rock of Santorini's most famous eruption. In short, the work proved invaluable to geologists and archaeologists alike.
Herbert List (1903-1975) had photographed for numerous magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Life and was a member of Magnum Photos. His images of Greece were takend between 1937 and 1939 – landscapes, sculptures, destroyed temples, human figures against the sea – and they form a vision of a classic Greece flooded with light and beauty. List’s work influenced a number of latter Greek photographers and has an important place in the history of photography in Greece.