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Melissinos Art -The Poet Sandal Maker

Closed Now: 10:00 - 20:00
Open today: 10:00 - 20:00
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Wonderful, eclectic, welcoming, quality!!!

I first read about this shop a while back and when my boyfriend and I decided to come to Athens it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Felicia N
via mobile
Great Experience

This was a cool stop on our Athens trip. Sandals are customized to your feet, $40-$50; ready in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Felicia N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank JoeSarks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a fun stop. They fitted us for sandals and we waited while they finished making them. Took an hour total and the sandals were able to be worn that day!

Thank Melissa P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well, we liked it. We were fit as we sat and listened to melodies on an electric piano. Eclectic! My wife chose a pair of sandals with a special adoonment and they had it ready in a couple of hours. Great service and lots of...More

1  Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 18 August 2018

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 9 August 2018

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 7 August 2018

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 18 July 2018

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

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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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24 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
27 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.