Don’t Knock Tourism; It Brings More than Just Money

Τhe Island of Skorpios. File photo by Eurokinissi/Christos Bonis.

A month or so ago, Ekaterina Rybolovleva, the 27 year-old daughter of Russian magnate Dmitry Rybolovlev, announced she will begin developing a 10,000 square meter resort on the Island of Skorpios.

She had purchased the business group that has a long-term lease to the 300,000 square meter (74 acres for Americans) island from Athina Roussel, the grand daughter of the famous Greek ship-owner Aristotle Onassis.

The island belonged to the Onassis Foundation established by the eponymous ship owner. The young Ms. Rybolovleva …

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  1. Unfortunately , this mindset of blocking projects and development happens here in this country as well and usually for the same reasons it happens in Greece, but on a much smaller scale. All these haters who are mis-informed bird watchers think that the building and neighborhood they live in should be the last one ever to be developed. I once hired a company to come remove all the big rocks on our beach in my village outside of Nafpaktos and replace them with beach gravel so all the elderly including my father can enter the water without assistance. Everyone, including my father protested I was doing this and I pulled the plug on the project and wished them all luck. Now all they do is complain about the rocks and spend hours trying to remove them by hand only to have it fill up again. This mindset is all over Greece.

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