Poet Sandal Maker of Athens.
A crossroad of poetry, art & home of bespoke Greek leather sandals
His shop, now run by his son Pantelis Melissinos, remains a crossroad of poetry, art and home of the Ancient Greek craftsmanship of sandal-making. His poetry & craftmanship have attracted some of the biggest names in art and show-biz including: The Beatles, Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis, Barbra Streisand, Rudolph Nureyev, Anthony Queen (Zorba, the Greek Tycoon), Garry Cooper, Sophia Loren.
The designs of Stavros Melissinos Sandals, much like his poetry, are influenced by ancient Greek mythology and history and are based on the footwear of such notables as Socrates, Plato, Periklis and Helen of Troy.