THE perfect summer sandal…

This time last year…I was prancing around Greece on the most amazing vaca ever! On the top of my to-do list in Athens was to pay a visit to Pantelis at Melissinos Art. Pantelis is a third generation sandal-maker. His father made sandals for Jackie-O (Love her!) and the Beatles, just to name a few.

Here’s a picture of us with Pantelis. I was so excited to be at the store and sit in the exact chairs that the Beatles and Jackie-O sat on when they were fitted for sandals!

Here’s Pantelis working on my Jackie-O’s!

I got 2 pairs…the Jackie-O (shown at the top) and the Theta(pictured below). The best part is..they were so affordable at around $35-40 each. These hand crafted sandals are PERFECT for running around on hot, summer days and they are extremely comfortable.

You can order them online at the Melissinos Art website. Enjoy!!


  1. great price on those
    We Were Damsels

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  2. I never put my order in! I think I was directed to call at one point :P

    I can’t believe that was a year ago!!!

    (um… what’s wrong with Ray’s eye?)

  3. eatyourbap: there was a rock necklace hanging down from a string and the picture made it look like it was in his eye. he looks like a pirate. rrrr!!

  4. wow so much has happened in one year! love the sandals!

  5. Those sandals are gorgeous!

    Lizabeth xoxo

  6. thanks for visiting my blog! you are lucky to have gotten these made just for you — and at such a great price! they are lovely. :)

  7. I went to Melissinos as well when I was in Athens! I got the gladiators maybe 3 years ago and I am still wearing them this summer! I love how the leather changes color and gets so soft. It is the perfect sandal, isn’t it :)

  8. I love this – I’m going to Athens in 2 weeks. I also had a pair custom made when I was in Positano 2 years ago. So cool! ;-)

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