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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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One of a kind experience

A must do in Athens after seeing all the important sites. The shop is small and atmospheric... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Toms River, New Jersey
Novelty in Greece

He is a poet...even a panio is there in the shop....the shop has a antic look charm....all around u... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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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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“custom fit” (18 reviews)
“leather sandals” (12 reviews)
“great sandals” (6 reviews)
2 Agias Theklas, Athens 105 54, Greece
Psirri / Gazi
+30 21 0321 9247
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must do in Athens after seeing all the important sites. The shop is small and atmospheric. Pantelis and the two sandal makers (I'm sorry I forgot their names) provide friendly, personalized, and patient service even when it gets very busy. At one point, I...More

Thank AdventurousDinks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

He is a poet...even a panio is there in the shop....the shop has a antic look charm....all around u will find sandals...he makes custom made sandals....a visit is a must and buying sandals from there is a very satisfying experience. But during heavy tourist season...More

Thank Madhvi_Bhatia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I heard about The Poet Sandal Maker months before our trip and this was definitely a must-do for me in Athens. We stopped here in the afternoon and the shop was small, warm and a little crowded at the time. You are first given a...More

1  Thank Nancy K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to get a new pair of sandals, and was excited to see that you can special design them too. They have a board with special fabric, you just have to wait until the next day to pick them up. If you are going...More

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 6 October 2017

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 4 October 2017

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 18 September 2017

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 13 September 2017

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 13 September 2017

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
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
3 August 2016|
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Response from melissinosart | Property representative |
Please send your e-mail again -thank you
16 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!