Skorpios

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Description Skorpios or Scorpios is a private island in the Ionian Sea off the western coast of Greece and just to the east of the island of Lefkada. The 2011 census reported a population of five inhabitants. Administratively it is part of the municipality of Meganisi in Lefkada regional unit.GeographyThe island is irregularly shaped, with main axes about 1500 meter and 1000 meters. The island is heavily forested from south to north and features over 200 varieties of trees imported to the once nearly barren island by Aristotle Onassis. There are some sandy beaches, most notably East Beach, which was created by Onassis, who brought sand from Salamis Island for this purpose. There is also a small sand beach where the Myconos house, formerly known as the "Pig House" is located. This was where Jackie Onassis was infamously photographed nude by a Greek paparazzo.HistoryIt is mainly known as the private island of the late Greek shipping billionaire Aristotle Onassis. It was the site of his wedding to former US 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.
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