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Melissinos Art -The Poet Sandal Maker

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Busy but good for people like me who have hard to fit feet

We were only in Athens for one day but this was high on my list. They were late in opening but we... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
via mobile
Amazing experience. Very friendly and down to earth.

Tracked rbis place down with my wife earlier today and had a lovely experience. All of the staff... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chris G
South Shields, England, United Kingdom
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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...more
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2 Agias Theklas, Athens 105 54, Greece
Psirri / Gazi
+30 21 0321 9247
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were only in Athens for one day but this was high on my list. They were late in opening but we went back . The young men who showed the sandals were helpful. I bought one pair that they did right then. I wanted...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tracked rbis place down with my wife earlier today and had a lovely experience. All of the staff were friendly and they made sure my wife and I were happy with everything before they proceeded. The sandals range from about €40-50. They custom fit each...More

1  Thank Chris G
Reviewed 5 October 2018

My initial encounter with Athens started off very negatively, after a horrible experience on the metro less than one hour after landing, when we were robbed of money. I planned to buy sandals from here as I planned my trip from Australia. The shop was...More

Thank ak2271
Reviewed 25 September 2018

This is a must visit for anyone in Athens, had wonderful custom sandals made for us to pick up later the same day, they fit like a glove!

1  Thank Carol F
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Getting custom fit for sandals is a very laid back experience here. When you walk in, someone will hand you the brochure that lists the different styles. Someone will eventually ask you which ones you want to try, then bring them out. After an initial...More

1  Thank LogicalLotus
Reviewed 11 September 2018

This was my number one goal besides the Acropolis. One person was really "helping" but he gave no communication about the process. While we (4) of us were all in different stages of the customization process he would start up with other people. So frustrating....More

Thank Amanda G
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

I first read about this shop a while back and when my boyfriend and I decided to come to Athens it was on my MUST DO list. If there was only one place I visited during my stay it had to be this store. We...More

Thank Felicia N
Reviewed 2 September 2018

This was a cool stop on our Athens trip. Sandals are customized to your feet, $40-$50; ready in 15-minutes; you can customize colors and such, just takes additional time, sometimes next day. Can get a little overwhelming in there, as it's very small, lots of...More

1  Thank JoeSarks
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This was a fun stop. They fitted us for sandals and we waited while they finished making them. Took an hour total and the sandals were able to be worn that day!

Thank Melissa P
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Well, we liked it. We were fit as we sat and listened to melodies on an electric piano. Eclectic! My wife chose a pair of sandals with a special adoonment and they had it ready in a couple of hours. Great service and lots of...More

2  Thank Stephen C
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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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25 March 2018|
Response from Melanie P | Reviewed this property |
I got the Cleopatra and love them!
17 March 2018|
Response from Melanie P | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure of the least busiest day as we have only been once. But i believe we went on the weekend and it was not long of a wait.
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.