Greece: The Spetsopoula Incident

Greek Shipowner Stavros Niarchos and his wife Eugenie were having late dinner in their home on the heavily wooded islet of Spetsopoula, which sits in the Aegean, 56 helicopter miles from Athens. During dinner, Niarchos placed a telephone call to Charlotte Ford in Paris. He was wed briefly to Charlotte in 1965 before returning to Eugenie, his wife of 22 years who had borne him four children. Niarchos wanted Charlotte to send their four-year-old daughter, Elena, to Spetsopoula for a visit, as she had done the year before. After some discussion, Charlotte agreed, and there is some speculation that...

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