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Skorpios (Greek: Σκορπιός) 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 2001 census reported a population of two inhabitants. Administratively it is part of the municipality of Meganisi in Lefkada Prefecture.

It is mainly known as 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. On 9 August 2009, a British newspaper claimed – without any confirmation – that the island had been put up for sale by Onassis at the reported price of 100 million Euro.

Bill Gates has reportedly shown interest in the purchase of the island.

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