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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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Sandal-maker to the stars

We first learned of this shop while watching a tourist video before traveling to Athens. When we... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bad Soden, Germany

I like to get 1 nice (non-touristy) souvenir every time we travel, and this was it for me for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jennifer H
Houston, Texas
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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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  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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

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

Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Charlotte K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Jessica P
Reviewed 3 June 2017

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

5  Thank luvroma2
Reviewed 27 May 2017 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 27 May 2017

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
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
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!