The Ancient Greek Sandals travel to Hollywood
Thousands of years later, the Ancient Greek myth of Hermes and his winged sandals cross over to the other side of the Atlantic, reaching the White House and Hollywood. The Ancient Greek Sandals have become famous across the world with 300 points of sale across 50 countries. Having been included as an integral item of the wardrobes of famous stars of the American film industry among others, they have become one of the Greek products that ‘export’ culture.
A contemporary brand based on Greek mythology
Christina Martini and Nicholas Minoglou are two young talented individuals behind a brand that is entirely based on Greek mythology and the ancient Greek craft of sandal making. Christina has undertaken the design of the products while Nicholas is heading the Marketing. Together they have turned ancient Greek sandals into an international fashion item. Before coming back to Greece, Christina had worked in some of the best fashion houses such as Balenciaga, Chloé, Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton. In 2011, she decided to come back to the island of Corfu where she comes from and - in cooperation with her business partner - create a product which is 100% Greek and combines the following qualities: a strong concept, high quality, the right price, and demand from the international markets. Since 2011 the brand has attracted interest from the International Press, including The New York Times, Elle, Vogue, the Financial Times, Conde Nast Traveller and Harper’s Bazaar. Famous fans of the sandals include Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rihanna, Naomi Watts, Anne Hathaway, Emma Watson, Madonna, Angelina Jolie and more recently Michelle Obama.
Each sandal tells a unique story
Recently Ancient Greek Sandals joined forces with Ilias Lalounis jewelers, creating a highly successful series of sandals with international appeal. Hebe, Alcyone, Iphigenia, Polyxeni, Dione, Ismini, Armoniki, Kaloniki, Thalia, Melpomeni, Atropos, Klotho … each sandal has a unique story to tell, proving that an exclusively Greek product based on Ancient Greek air, quality and style can claim a place in the global markets.