Throughout the ages the magnificence of Santorini has been a source of inspiration for artists. As can be seen in the magnificent frescos of Akrotiri as well as the recent works by many great painters and writers. Amid the unmistakable Aegean blue, the picturesque blue domed churches and white houses, perched on the clifftops bathed in the incredible Aegean light have provided a source of inspiration for many artists.
Painters and photographers have tried to capture the magic that shines in the fantastic light that reflects off the majestic landscape, recreating their own view of this unique place, immortalizing it’s beauty in their work. Robert McCabe, Fred Boissonsas, Herbet List, Constantinos Maleas, Yiannis Gaitis and Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas are some of those whose have found their inspiration for their works of art on the island of Santorini.
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 movies and books whose stories are either passed on, or refer to the island: Lara Croft – Tomb Raider the Cradle of Life The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Summer Lovers
Santorini et ses Eruptions by Ferdinand Fouque The Greek Islands by Lawrence Durrell Rare Adventures by William Lithgow Kidnapped by Brigands by David Urquhart Sputnik Sweetheart by Murakami