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Melissinos Art -The Poet Sandal Maker

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Great quirky shop and lovely sandals

If you only buy one item of leather a year, better make it a good one, and if they're good enough... read more

Reviewed January 16, 2019
Anja-Superlekker
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Brandenburg, Germany
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 November 13, 2018
jennyseibert
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Wheeling, West Virginia
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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
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Reviewed January 16, 2019

If you only buy one item of leather a year, better make it a good one, and if they're good enough for Maria Callas and Sarah Jessica Parker, let's see if I can squeeze my bunions into some roomy Greek sandals... so on the first...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anja-Superlekker
Reviewed November 19, 2018

This was our first trip to Athens and we decided to visit Mr Melissinos’ shop, since it was recommended by our guide book as a small business run by a Greek poet offering good quality, custom-made sandals. Immediately we had the pleasant thought of a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank MeClaudio
Reviewed November 13, 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jennyseibert
Reviewed October 24, 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank RealChrisGoodall
Reviewed October 5, 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ak2271
Reviewed September 25, 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!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Carol F
Reviewed September 24, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank LogicalLotus
Reviewed September 11, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Amanda G
Reviewed September 5, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Felicia N
Reviewed September 2, 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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank JoeSarks
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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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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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