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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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Small shop, but quality service

We found this shop just around the corner from our hotel. It is just near Monastiraki station, in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
DMSydney
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Sydney, Australia
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Two Toes Up!

I'm glad I read about the poet sandal maker as I prepped for our time in Athens. I had originally... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ThereSheIsNYC
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New York City, New York
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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.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“custom fit” (19 reviews)
“leather sandals” (13 reviews)
“greek sandals” (11 reviews)
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2 Agias Theklas, Athens 105 54, Greece
Psirri / Gazi
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+30 21 0321 9247
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"custom fit"
in 19 reviews
"leather sandals"
in 13 reviews
"greek sandals"
in 11 reviews
"great sandals"
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"fun experience"
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"sophia loren"
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"comfortable sandals"
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"leather goods"
in 4 reviews
"monastiraki square"
in 7 reviews
"olive oil"
in 4 reviews
"visit athens"
in 2 reviews
"acropolis museum"
in 3 reviews
"strap"
in 15 reviews
"shop"
in 80 reviews
"shoes"
in 18 reviews
"souvenir"
in 13 reviews
"beatles"
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank flushing1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a fantastic place with high-quality products. The reviews speak for themselves. Unfortunately, that statement equally applies to some of the echoed criticisms. While the sandals are great and I'm happy I went in, the place was very busy. Too busy. I didn't really get...More

Thank Matthew S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was so looking forward to purchasing a pair of sandals for me and my husband! I was so disappointed at the lack of care and attention paid to the sandals. Some were so scratched that they looked second hand. Others were almost mismatched-looking, that...More

Thank Girlwithmoo
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Reviewed June 2, 2018

I knew I wanted to shop for good leather sandals while in Athens. A friend had purchased from Melissinos previously so I decided to visit his shop even though I'm not one for touristy spots. After choosing a style my measurements were taken and an...More

3  Thank Ryna D
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Reviewed May 31, 2018

This place is very small and it is ALWAYS crowded. However, the owner and the two guys who assist him are very calm and competent. Pre made sandals are all over the place with people trying on one pair after the other then having them...More

2  Thank luvroma2
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Nearby
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
...More
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Lovetotravelbug123
March 24, 2018|
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Response from Melanie P | Reviewed this property |
I got the Cleopatra and love them!
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CristinaCC83
March 17, 2018|
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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.
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Megan B
July 27, 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.
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