Friday, August 14, 2009

Day 69, Skorpios, Greece

Wow Nopi, thanks so much for the amazing tour of the Greek Isles....but now we must make our way to Malta......all aboard...we must now fly guys...enough cruising.....

Look....there is Skorpios, an island in the Ionian Sea off the western coast of Greece and just to the east of the island of Lefkada. The island is heavily forested from south to north and features an abundant number of colorful trees.

Hey Nopi, isnt that the private island of the late Greek shipping billionaire Aristotle Onassis?

It was the site of his wedding to former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy on October 20, 1968.
Upon his death it passed to his daughter Christina, and then in turn to her daughter Athina Roussel.
Onassis, his son Alexander, and his daughter Christina are all buried on the island.
Little is known about Athina's relationship to her island, and she is believed to have spent very little time there.
There have been rumors published that she may sell it, and stories in financial publications have placed its value at over $200 million US.
Along with these rumors names like Madonna have arisen in being interested in buying the island.
Hmm, does anyone have some cash...a spare $200 million US, lying around???

Happy name day Nopi!!
We hope that you enjoyed the day:-))

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