Skorpios is known across the world as the idyllic private island belonging to Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle “Ari” Onassis. The retreat even hosted the billionaire’s 1968 wedding to former first lady Jackie Kennedy. But the island is no longer in the public eye thanks to the introduction of strangely strict security measures.

Situated on the Ionian Sea, Skorpios is one of the Greek Islands. It lies to the west of the mainland and east of Lefkada island. And while the private retreat is unusual in its shape, it roughly covers an area of 3,280 feet by 4,921 feet. Today, it boasts sandy beaches and thick forests. This, however, wasn’t always the case.

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