Aristotle Onassis’ Private Island Sold
by Steph Spencer | April, 2013
The private island that belonged to Greek tycoon Aristotle Onassis has changed hands. Skorpios — which sounds like the perfect place for a supervillain’s diabolical lair — is located off the western coast of Greece in the Ionian Sea. Onassis bought the island in 1963 and made the nondescript island over into a luxury resort by importing sand and planting thousands of trees. Skorpios is also where Onassis famously wed Jacqueline Kennedy.
The island was inherited by Aristotle Onassis’ granddaughter Athena Onassis Roussel, who has in turn sold the island to the daughter of a Russian billionaire. Some are speculating that the deal is a long-term lease rather than an outright sale of the land, as Onassis’ will stipulated that the island could not be sold or leave the Onassis family’s hands.
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