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Melissinos Art -The Poet Sandal Maker, Athens
(4.7/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
Buy custom-made leather sandals at Melissinos Art -The Poet Sandal Maker. Pick your favorite design, and the shoemaker will create a pair which suits only your feet. They will measure, custom fit the shoe, and create a brand new pair according to your preference. Watch as the they make something out of nowhere, ready to be worn in a matter of minutes. Other than sandals, you can browse handmade jewelry, as well. Be advised, they only take cash; no credit cards are accepted. Use our Athens travel itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Melissinos Art -The Poet Sandal Maker and other attractions in Athens.
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TripAdvisor
  • Summary: This place is over-rated and is a tourist trap!!! Don't buy into to it. We read all the reviews online prior to our cruise and thought it was a good spot to check out. Little did we know that...  more »
  • If you are looking to buy a good pair of quality sandals at a reasonable price, you definitely have to visit Melissinos. The store is very small and always busy. Since they fit the sandals while you w...  more »
  • פעם פעם סנדלים מיוון היו שיא האופנה,קשה היה להשיגם וכל מי שהיה ברשותו זוג לא חדל להשויץ בהם.בחיפוש אחר זיג מיוחד שהאישה חפצה בו נפלתי על חנותו של המשורר.היא נמצאת מעבר לכביש כשהפלאקה מסתימת בינות לדוכ...  more »
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  • I first visited the shop of the Poet Sandal Maker in 2008. He was warm, kind, cheerful and attentive. I had a wonderful experience and I still wear the same pair of sandals I bought there every summer 8 years later. When I returned in 2016 I found that the shop was the same but the business had grown. Instead of getting one-on-one time with Melissinos himself, you will be assisted by one of his helpful associates (right up until it comes time to handle the money ;) You might have to wait a bit. It might get a little crowded. But don't worry, it's Athens and everything is cool. The sandals are the same perfect quality that they have always been. Custom fitted to your foot and lasting for years with loving care. I heard that there will be a second location, possibly already open. I look forward to going there also in the future.
  • Great, unique sandal souvenirs but gets pretty crowded in a small place. Celebrity factor has definitely popularized it. Would still recommend though.
  • A fun store for a unique and sartorial souvenir!The staff were very friendly and accommodating. The atmosphere is quirky. The store was busy when I went, but I was served right away and got my customized sandals in 5-10 mins. The quicker you decide on a pair the quicker you get them! Tip: have an idea of what you want or like before you go. So many cute options, can make it hard to decide!
  • Lots of classic designs. Lots of personal attention, even though they are really popular/busy. When I was there, sandals were 35 to 45 euros...what a deal!
  • One word.. wow! I wasn't planning to buy sandals but we walked out with 3 pairs plus a really nice computer bag. Excellent experience. They take the time to make sure the sizing and fit is 100% correct. Plus, you get to hang out with "Poi Poi" the adorable shop dog while you wait.