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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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I always buy a pair

These custom made sandals are the best. They have a large variety of styles and they will adjust... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Reading, PA
Awesome Experience! Authentic & Custom Leather Sandals

Read about Melissinos Art in a travel book and was not disappointed! The shop is small but has... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kirsten L
Chicago, Illinois
via mobile
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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.
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  • Average3%
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2 Agias Theklas, Athens 105 54, Greece
Psirri / Gazi
+30 21 0321 9247
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These custom made sandals are the best. They have a large variety of styles and they will adjust them to feet your feet. They are still in the same location but if things change with their landlord, they may be moving to a new location...More

3  Thank luvroma2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Read about Melissinos Art in a travel book and was not disappointed! The shop is small but has excellent customer service- was immediately informed how the sandal selection process works and was provided a pamphlet of sandals to choose from. You can try on any...More

1  Thank Kirsten L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The list of famous people who have been in this quaint shop and purchased sandals there is too long to repeat in this space, but it's worth a visit just to see their pictures hanging on the walls and from the ceiling. The shop workers...More

Thank Randy S
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

I took my grown daughters here, we all purchased a pair of sandals all different styles. There were many styles, don't be in a hurry it's quite a process they like to make sure your pair of sandals fit perfectly!!Were very happy with our sandals.

Thank Kelly A
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Always busy but the craftsman control the chaos and satisfied customers stream out of this shop. You choose the style from a menu, tell them your size, you try on a sample, pay the man and in ten minutes custom sandals that feel wonderful are...More

1  Thank bdjohnson
Reviewed 1 May 2017

I bought two pairs from here, and tried on leather sandals at a bunch of other places before I did. These are high quality and much nicer than the ones I saw elsewhere. I special ordered a pair in green leather and they were ready...More

1  Thank milwaukeechick
Reviewed 30 April 2017

There are many stores in the Plaka shopping district that sell Greek-made sandals, but only here are they made and fitted in-house. It's located on a side street and opening hours are erratic, but it's worth it to buy here if you're in the market...More

1  Thank Salde49
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I got two pairs of these handmade sandals and they just get better with time. I've had them for decades. Real leather lasts nearly forever.

Thank SophiaBoston
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

I must say, you need an eagle's eye to spot this place and if you were not searching for it, I'm pretty sure you would do a Dion Warwick and 'walk on by.' I am really pleased with my flip flops and am looking forward...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We spent 3 hours here and love every minute of this experience. We left with 4 pairs of sandals. Can't wait to show them off!!!

2  Thank my0000
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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Katie S
I sent an email to Melissinos a month ago and have not had a response. I really need to talk to someone about repairing the sandals I bought 10 months ago. How can I get in contact with the shop?
4 August 2016|
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Response from melissinosart | Property representative |
Please send your e-mail again -thank you
Do they have purses?
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!