After 14 Years, Athina Onassis Plans to Visit Greece



Athina Onassis Roussel, granddaughter and heiress of one of Greece’s most successful and famous tycoons, Aristotle Onassis, is reportedly planning a visit to Skorpios, the island her grandfather bought, almost 14 years after she last visited her homeland.

A number of Greek media said she will visit Skorpios before the end of this month. Employees on the private island near Lefkada are reportedly making preparations to receive the 27-year-old, who will possibly be accompanied by her husband, Brazilian horse show jumper Alvaro de Miranda Neto, and a select number of friends.

She has visited the island twice after her mother died, once when she was eight and then on November 18-19, 1998 with her father Thierry Roussel and their media adviser and spokesman Alexis Mantheakis, to hold a memorial service on the 10th anniversary of the death of Athina’s mother, Christina Onassis.

The three were accompanied by her ex-SAS bodyguards and Greek bodyguards. A flotilla of boats carrying international and local TV crews and journalists anchored off the island to try and cover the event and to get footage with telescopic lenses as only one photographer was allowed onto the island.

Until recently, when she said she wanted to get closer to her heritage, she said she had an aversion to anything Greek and has been barred from taking control of the foundation in Athens bearing her father’s name. Greece is said to be only one stop of the couple’s summer vacation.


7 COMMENTS

  1. Does she still have an aversion to anything “Greek”? I worry that this brain washed child of a man who married her mother for reasons we cannot discuss without being sued is now travelling to a place where she should have had a very strong emotional connection. Her father certainly never respected the Onassis will and the mentors who were supposed to help her retain her Hellenism. And that is a known public fact

  2. Not everyone on the left behaves like this but I’ve noticed this sort of anti-Hellenic phenomena is common among leftists. Either they don’t see it as hip enough to be Greek or pretentiously try too hard to show how they are worldly and far beyond us “little people”.  While the Brits, Chinese  and others celebrate and protect their homelands and heritages, these people end up bizarrely hating their own background.  Greek versions of self-hating Jews.

  3.  To give substance to my claim… read up on Nick Dimou, Thalia Dragonas, Spyros sofos. All post modernist deconstructing leftist flakes with extreme anti-Hellenic agenda.

    Thalia Dragonas, an MP of near dead Pasok party, wanted to teach Greeks they are not Greeks. Spyro Sofos also doesn’t consider himself a “real” Greek. He calls FYROM “Macedonians”.  Nick Dimou writes about how he is “proud” of his anti-hellenism. Even though these people claim to be Greek, they are effectively prejudiced against Greek people and culture to the point they collude with FYROM ultra nationalists in trying to ethnically eradicate the Greek people . Much like IMRO collaborators during Greek civil war they frame FYROM’s fascism  as “human rights”.

  4. Yeah,she is a moron who shouldn’t have even inherited her mothers fortune. She is a disgrace to Greek people. Best thing she can do is just stay in Brazil and let that bum she is married to use her for her money. 

  5.  ‘The Brits celebrate and protect their homelands and heritages?’ Oh how I Iaughed after reading that. I assume you are not British yourself, as after 41 years born and bred, seeing the disintegration of everything and anything that even resembles my homeland and heritage, the loss of its’ identity and the simpering pandering to anything other than what is considered ‘British’, I can categorically assure you that is not the case.Anyhow, I for one have always viewed the Greek populus as a proud nation, who will defiantly stand up to defend their heritage, but I don’t understand the bashing of this young woman. So she has Greek blood…..but she has not ever known or lived in the country, was born and raised in France and educated in Switzerland and Belgium…..so why would she feel a burning need to reach for all things Greek, and why if she does not is that so offensive? She was 13 years old when she stated her ‘aversion to anything Greek’, and most people should understand that many of our convictions in early life are not well thought or expressed well. Cut her some slack.

  6. From Los Angeles CA: All you Greek people need to be as strong as your reputation says you are… otherwise, you’re wimps and actually believe that a 3 year old girl (that’s when the brainwashing started) has an “aversion to anything Greek”.  You GREEK MEN SITTING ON HER FOUNDATION should be fighting for this woman like her grandfather would. Get her to Greece. Somehow. Do a tribute to her grandfather or create some sort of artistic anniversary benefit for her to attend in peace and purpose so she feel safe and fall in love with you stubborn people. We love Greeks in the U.S. and she should be proud of her rich heritage. Just because you guys don’t boil rabbits for dinner doesn’t mean you’re not a classy country.

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