WHO WE ARE
Re-established in 2013, we want to describe Kopajos as a family brand. Thanks to one of the first craftsman and founder of the brand’s direct descendants, the relaunch got a relevant success in Mykonos, a charming place enhanced by Delos’s energy, a pretty small island washed by the same waves and once the heart of the Cycladic archipelago. In just a few years, the sunglasses with the “tapered fish” became something the Mykonians are proud of because they worldwide carry Mykonos and Greece. More than just research, Kopajos is a pure fusion with the greek spirit.
The story begins with a local artisan who crafted his own shapes in a small workshop, producing very resistant glasses in various materials. The great quality was noticed even by Aristoteles Onassis in the ’60. The legend goes that after a fight with Maria Callas, she broke his sunglasses by rage. Still, the old craftsman repaired them, changing the temples with some thicker, so she wouldn’t be able anymore to destroy them. The relevant legacy has been collected to bring Kopajos into a new era. Mykonos and its own international vocation was the perfect scenario where to continue this family tradition. Our sunglasses result from high-quality standards and unique designs, both classic and innovative, keeping in mind the values the founder passed on to us. This is how our sunglasses got international recognition. In 2019 it was also time for Santorini, so we opened a new store in the beautiful town of Oia, where you can see one of the most breath-taking sunsets of your life.
MYKONOS – OUR STORES
Year by year, Mykonos is strengthening its name among the top destinations around the world. Its recognition comes from afar since it is one of the places the jet-set contributed to making famous. A wide-spreading sense of freedom and openness was detected by everybody who wanted to follow a free-spirit lifestyle, ensuring Mykonos to gain more recognition. This is the reason why today, the world wants to meet on this unique island. Experience all the different beaches and beach clubs around, the beautiful Aegean Sea, the restaurants and the bars, visit the most well-known brands, and get access to the best accommodations, enjoying the great greek hospitality. And even archaeology: just 15 minutes away by boat, you can explore Delos and its ruins, perceiving the magic spirit we believe it is part of Kopajos itself.
In our flagship store, located in Kalogera Street in Mykonos, one of the most exclusive areas of the island, you can feel this energy, amplified by its true colours, blue and white, representing the sea, the sky, and the typical greek houses along with the sun that pervades every corner through the large windows.
If you visit Santorini, we hope to welcome you to our building located in Oia. Let our team exhibit the Kopajos collection, with the beautiful caldera view in the background. We kept the same design and colours as in Mykonos, the natural light through the window, and one of the most reprised Bougainville of Santorini.
How many times you come into a sunglasses shop and say “I can’t find mine”? It does not happen here. With more than 100 models and 5000+ available options, we set the goal to please (almost!) everybody. Our own factory allows us to establish high-quality standards and an incredible customization rate. Moreover, we want our trends and ideas to influence the market, not necessarily the contrary. We do this by introducing new models and more options for our previous sunglasses, changing the materials of productions, the dimensions, or restyling the old designs.
“Take care about your Kopajos” will be your effort, whereas our promise for you will be to grant our warranty program. The lenses we chose for our sunglasses are made of resistant polycarbonate, 400 UV protection, and a polarization filter. We know that they are still fragile and delicate items. Since our goal is to provide the best care possible, each of our sunglasses comes with a warranty card. You can contact us twice during the sunglasses’ lifetime and, if the lenses are scratched, we will replace them for free.
As Mykonos gave so much to us, we decided to give something back. We are committed to helping stray animals on the island, providing food, the health care they need, and finding adoption for them in Greece and abroad. Aegean cats, dogs, and even donkeys need your help! Parts of our profits are donated to local organizations and advocates through the donation boxes in our stores. We are also involved directly, acting every time an animal is in need.