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Melissinos Art -The Poet Sandal Maker

2 Agias Theklas, Athens 105 54, Greece
+30 21 0321 9247
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Great handmade sandals but store wall art NOT family friendly!

Great sandals, all handmade with all straps measured to fit your feet! This is where Jackie O... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen H
Berkeley, California, United States

I bought a pair of sandals here while on our trip to Greece. They customize the sandals to fit your... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Melanie P
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"The Poet Sandal-maker of Athens". A shop that remains a place for poetry, art and custom made sandals. Among its clients: some of the biggest names in art and show-biz including The Beatles, Jackie Onassis, Barbara Streisand, Rudolph Nureyev, Sophia Loren. Now in a new location at: 2. Aghias Theklas St, Monastiraki - Psirri where Stavros Melissinos keeps creating his wonderful sandals and poetry with his artist son Pantelis.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“leather sandals” (12 reviews)
“great sandals” (7 reviews)
“custom fitted” (4 reviews)
2 Agias Theklas, Athens 105 54, Greece
Psirri / Gazi
+30 21 0321 9247
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great sandals, all handmade with all straps measured to fit your feet! This is where Jackie O, Sophia Loren, and more got their sandals back in the day (this is the 2nd and 3rd generation now). You can see the sandals being finished in the...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I bought a pair of sandals here while on our trip to Greece. They customize the sandals to fit your feet properly and the experience is wonderful! I got myself a pair of the Cleopatra sandals. No experience like having something custom made for you...More

Thank Melanie P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pantelis Melissinos is a third-generation sandal maker from Athens. The only other person is town with such a great pedigree is his sister Olgianna, who runs a competing store a few blocks away. Both make quality footwear and I bought one pair of sandals from...More

Thank Sowellman
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

bought a pair of sandals during my visit in athens. quality was great! unlike other sandals the leather feels soft and doesnt cut my feet. thumbs up :)

Thank slitherysnake
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There are many shops with greek sandals, but this one has a special charm, maybe because is old and so wellknown. The store is located at one of the most touristic and pricturesque districts of Athens and you will find here handmade sandals, jewellery and...More

1  Thank 120Roxana
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were told this was a must do while we were in Athens and it was absolutely true. The Store was extremely crowded when we first arrived and we really had to speak up to get the attention of the Sandal makers...More

2  Thank Noodlebee
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We first learned of this shop while watching a tourist video before traveling to Athens. When we walked from the Metro station to our AirBnB apartment, we were surprised to find the shop on our way. They make your sandals while you wait, and they...More

1  Thank BDGFN
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

I like to get 1 nice (non-touristy) souvenir every time we travel, and this was it for me for Greece. As other reviews say, do be prepared to wait. I was there an hour and a half total and left with my sandals. It goes...More

2  Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

I love this quaint little place where you get to choose the style you want and wait to get a customized fit to your feet. The place is friendly and seem to take their craft seriously. I wasn't helping by the poet himself but he...More

1  Thank Charlotte K
Reviewed 1 July 2017

The new location is pretty small and cramped, but that did not keep the staff of 3, including Melissinos himself, from providing good service to ensure that my shoes fit perfectly! When I first came in they presented me with a page of different styles...More

2  Thank Jessica P
Psirri / Gazi
Side-by-side neighbourhoods Psirri and Gazi provide
some of the city’s prime nightlife. The almost
claustrophobic streets of Psirri feature an
interesting blend of original small businesses with
the restaurants, cafés and bars that have recently
sprouted up. The central artery of Agion Anargiron
Street has lively places to eat or drink. Further
west, you can visit the peaceful ancient cemetery of
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Megan B
27 July 2017|
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Response from Salde49 | Reviewed this property |
Cash only. There's an ATM around the corner next to the toy store.
Katie S
4 August 2016|
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Response from melissinosart | Property representative |
Please send your e-mail again -thank you
17 July 2016|
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Response from Doitup | Reviewed this property |
They do, but I wouldn't trust them because they order all their leather made from China!