ATHENS — The government plans to sell the luxury yacht that shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis donated to it in his will, a magazine reported today.
The 325-foot yacht once hosted royalty, heads of state and leading jet-set personalities. Onassis also used it as the base of his shipping operations.
Opera singer Maria Callas, once romantically involved with Onassis, had her own suite on the yacht. And Jacqueline Kennedy, who later married Onassis, was another frequent guest.
Onassis died in 1975. He stipulated in his will that if his daughter Christina did not want the yacht--named after her--it should go to the Greek government. Christina Onassis died in 1988.
The yacht was handed over to the Greek navy in 1978 and was renamed the Argo. It has seldom been used since.