GEORGIOS MELISSINOS, Founder of the business

Gheorgios Melissinos, Stavros Melissinos’ father, established the store in 1927, at 89 Pandrossou St. at the foot of the Acropolis, in the Monastiraki area


Stavros Melissinos was born to a historic family of Greece, on September 10th, 1929, on No 6 Poikilis Str., in Plaka, the old quarter of Athens.

PANTELIS MELISSINOS, Artist Poet and Sandal Maker

Pantelis Melissinos' hand made sandals are famous throughout the world for their traditional craftmanship. He is a 3rd generation sandalmaker, a poet and an artist.

History of our Workshop

MELISSINOS THE POET SANDAL MAKER OF ATHENS was established, in 1920, by an outstanding and much loved member of the Athenian society: Georgios Melissinos, who was succeeded, [...]


These are four of the famous celebrity chairs which were inside our old workshop. The Beatles, Jackie O, Barbra Streisand and many other famous people sat there [...]

The House of Melissinos

THE MELISSINOS (also: Melissenos) FAMILY The Coat of Arms of the Melissinos Family A noble Greek family of The Eastern Roman Empire that is related [...]