Since 1920 we carry the tradition of authentic handmade Greek leather sandals, belts and bags.
We combine our inherited leather craftsmanship, from Stavros Melissinos, with our passion for quality in all our products. In the era of fast, mass production and the "cheap" consumables, we insist in the beauty of hand-made products that withstand time.
Our sandals are inspired from the beauty of ancient Greek designs and created with the contemporary needs in mind.


My grandfather, George Melissinos established the store in 1920, at the foot of the Acropolis at 89, Pandrossou Street, in the Monastiraki area -adjacent to the ancient agora of Athens. From the early 20s to the early 50s the store served as a small-scale shoe factory that produced a luxury line of shoes as well as rubber-sole climbing boots.My father, Stavros Melissinos -known as the poet-sandal maker - inherited the business. In the early 50s, he made the very first Greek sandals since the fall of the Ancient Athenian Republic. Stavros Melissinos has practiced the art of making sandals and writing poems and plays that are available in libraries all over the world. In 2004, after 50 years, he had to move out from the shop at Pandrossou Street. Now, i Olgianna Melissinos, daughter of Stavros, at the shop in Normanou Street, continue the tradition of quality hand-made leather sandals, belts, bags and leather accessories.

In few minutes, we can adjust our sandals to your feet or make them to order at no additional cost.Tourist guides all over the world recommend our sandals for their quality.

The feet of many celebrities have enjoyed our sandals, such as The Beatles, Rudolph Nureyev, Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis, Barbara Streisand, Anthony Quinn, Gary Cooper, Sophia Loren, Paul Taylor Dance Company.

Above all, we want to thank all of you for your preference and trust.