Pantelis Melissinos “Poet Sandal Maker to the Stars”

Celebrity “Poet Sandal Maker to The Stars”, Pantelis Melissinos (3rd generation since 1920) handcrafts  bespoke leather sandals -based on classic ancient Greek styles as well as his own designs- for celebrities, royals and lovers of beauty. 

Pantelis has made sandals for King Felipe of Spain (at the request of his mother Queen Sophia)Salvador Dali’s muse, celebrated singer Amanda Lear, Joe Biden’s wife and daughter, poet and musician: Leonard Cohen, Hollywood celebrities: Bob Saget, Lily Tomlin and Sarah Jessica Parker, Britain’s beloved comedians: Dawn French and Richard Ayoade, Japan’s superstar: Satomi IshiharaMick Jagger‘s fashion designer girlfriend L’Wren Scott and their friends, CNN’s Richard Quest, model fashion designer and TV personality: Kimora Lee Simmons, celebrity athlete prince Hubertus Von Hohenlohe, and countless others.

This historic sandal-workshop was established, in 1920, by Georgios Melissinos, whose son Stavros (aka The Poet) took over in 1954. He created a sensation, in the fashion world, with his Ancient Greek Sandal, in the mid-50s. Stavros Melissinos, counted among his customers, celebrities like, Sophia Loren, Jackie  O,  The Beatles, Maria CallasBarbra Streisand and Jeremy  Irons  and he passed the sandal business onto his son Pantelis Melissinos, in 2004.

Our world-famous bespoke leather sandals are not sold by similarly named businesses, neither in Greece, nor in any other country or over the internet. You can find our sandals only in our “MELISSINOS ART – THE POET SANDAL MAKER” atelier, near the Acropolis Museum and nowhere else!

A must for Lovers of  unique things and handmade quality. 


Our wealth is all the love we give;
Our wealth’s the love that we receive;
Our wealth’s indeed our peace of mind
Whenever we’re humane and kind.

Athens Rap-Baiyat  By Pantelis Melissinos