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Sandals the ancient shoes

Athens ● Greece ● 24 July 2016
 

Sandals the ancient shoes


Greek sandals

Sandals, are a big fashion trend, even Hollywood celebrities have chosen them for their stylish looks. And if you are wondering why is that, the few information following might make you understand the reason.

They are comfortable, impressive and always in fashion, especially during the summer heat. Made of leather, plastic, colorful, with motifs, sandals are essential, cool and they fit with everything. Their history began since the ancient times. A very famous example are the sandals with the wings which were the symbol of God Hermes the messenger of the Gods. Until the Roman era the most famous type of sandals ware the leather, those made of peaces of animal skin which were tied, with strings around the tight.


Ancient Greek sandals

Generally, the ancients rarely wore closed shoes. They preferred the sandals, since they were designed to protect them from the soil and keep their feet clean. Women also wore sandals, even though they spent most of their time indoors. The Greek sandals are made of several bands which keep steady and safe the foot. The upper part of the sandal was usually colorful,. The soles were made of the best quality, cow skin, which was placed in several layers. In ancient Rome, the citizens used to carve their boots and sandals with complex designs.

The best part of the sandal story is that they are still useful, ideal for every hour of the day. You can walk on them in beaches and pedestrian streets. They are unisex. They help the body to maintain its natural position, so to be able to walk long distances but not get tired.

If you do not like classic designs you can find modern sandals, which even famous international designers have crafted. The prices differ from store to store and it depends on the material from which they are manufactured and of course their brand.

Where to Stay

Hotel in Athens, Greece Hotel Rio Athens
7.7 10
Hotel Rio Athens
13, Odisseos str., Karaiskaki Square, 10436 Athens, Greece

Hotel Rio Athens is conveniently located on the quiet pedestrian street of Κaraiskaki Square, just 1 km from Syntagma Square. Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport is 36 km away, while the port of Piraeus is 10.4 km away.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Acropolis House
8.8 10
Acropolis House
6, Kodrou Str., 10558 Athens, Greece

Located in the heart of the historic center of Athens, Hotel Acropolis House is a 5-minute walk from Syntagma Square which can be easily access via metro or the X95 airport bus. The new Acropolis Museum and The Acropolis are within a 10-minute walk. Athens International Airport is at 39 km.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Galaxy Hotel
Galaxy Hotel
39, Posidonos Ave., Alimos, 17455 Athens, Greece

Galaxy Hotel is located in Alimos, a southern suburb of Athens. Piraeus port is just a 15-minute drive away, offering easy access to the Greek islands. Athens city center is 8 km away.


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