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Melissinos Art -The Poet Sandal Maker

Open today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Back again for more sandals

Forget all the pictures of politicians and celebrities. Take it from me, an average guy. Every... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sacramento, California
Great sandals!

If you have more than a day, you can get custom made sandals. Otherwise, you must pick from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cleveland, Ohio
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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 3 days ago

Forget all the pictures of politicians and celebrities. Take it from me, an average guy. Every time I am in Athens, I stop by the shop to buy more sandals. On this trip I bought my sixth and seventh pair. Wonderful shoes, friendly and welcoming...More

Thank Kevinsac
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have more than a day, you can get custom made sandals. Otherwise, you must pick from sandals that approximately fit. After getting measured, they will be adjusted for a perfect fit in 15-20 minutes. Third generation of sandal makers. They cost about 40...More

1  Thank aargeeem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I got two pair of the sandals at the Melissions Art-The Poet shop. The service is friendly, but the wait is long, since there were many people in this small shop. My sandals fit comfortably. Will buy again!

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We’ve been three times now over the years and just love the custom sandals in less than 24 hours. The are always busy, so go early!

Thank Hunley99
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We found this shop just around the corner from our hotel. It is just near Monastiraki station, in Psirri. The shop is small, so you need to sit, while one of the shop attendants get to you, but it’s an interesting experience. It may take...More

Thank DMSydney
Reviewed 9 July 2018

I'm glad I read about the poet sandal maker as I prepped for our time in Athens. I had originally intended to make this a stop on my solo shopping day, but damn that jetlag for getting in the way. A happy accident landed us...More

1  Thank ThereSheIsNYC
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Our visit to the world-renowned artisan and poet was well worth it! A hub with sandals, art, stories and the warmth of Pantelis Melissinos is inspiring! The sandals are made fit-to-order and are amazingly comfortable in addition to being stunning. The personal touch and high...More

1  Thank Marlene N
Reviewed 28 June 2018

I have wanted custom sandals for a long,long time due to very wide feet. Mr.Pantelis Melissinos, truly a great sandal maker and poet, took the time to carefully measure my pitiful feet and made me two pair of wonderful/comfortable sandals. I now have happy feet!...More

1  Thank flushing1
Reviewed 26 June 2018

I had read about the Poet Sandal Maker before arriving in Athens and thought we would try to squeeze in a visit during our few days in Athens. Lo and behold, the first night in Athens while walking to dinner a block from our hotel...More

Thank stacy p
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

I adore these sandals and they are pretty much the only shoes I wear. On my first trip to Athens, I bought one pair. I realized once I got home that one was not enough, so I convinced my husband to go again and we...More

Thank Rmellis5
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Psirri / Gazi
Side-by-side neighborhoods 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
28 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.