Giorgos Paterakis

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Lonely Planet review

From a tiny shop in Splantzia, Giorgos is the last maker of authentic Cretan leather boots (€200 to €300 a pair) in town. Cretan men don these knee-length creations typically for weddings, traditional dance and other special occasions, though the sturdy, waterproof nature of the boots makes them sought after by shepherds too.