Hardly has been the sale of Skorpios officially announced and workers moved in to start the …move out. Trucks loaded with expensive furniture and rusty construction machines get on the ferry boat, carrying away the memories of a legend, the myth of Aristotle Onassis – the poor boy that managed to acquire a wealth, married the widow of a US president and died unable to deal with the death of his son.
In an exclusive story, local website Meganisi News reports of the trucks that carry away 50 years of local and international history, putting a symbolic end to the era of Onassis dynasty.
Last week, Athina Onassis Russel, Aristotle’s granddaughter sold Skorpios and islet Sparti to the daughter of Russion billionaire Ekaterina Rybolovlev.
Onassis statue at Meganisi port
Locals on nearby Meganissi and Lefkas try to understand the sale and the impact it will have on the community. At the peak of the island fame in the 60’s and 70’s, 200 locals would go and work on Skoprios on a daily basis.
Aristotle Onassis, his son Alexandre and his dauther Christina are all buried in Skoprios. Locals hope that Athina made a provision about the graves in the sale contract.
It is not known, where the furniture will be stored.