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Aristotle Onassis: Greece’s Larger Than Life Tycoon

Aristotle Onassis was one of the most famous Greeks in the entire world in the 20th century, a visionary and one of the richest men

The Story Behind the Olympic Airways Plane Sitting in an Oregon Forest

A plane from the Greek airline Olympic Airways, which since 2012 has sat in a forest in Oregon, has a surprisingly glamorous history. Retired engineer Bruce Campbell, who had a vision to save decommissioned aircraft from becoming scrap metal by...

The Olympic Airways Plane that Almost Crashed into Central Athens

It was August 9, 1978 when an Olympic Airways Boeing 747 almost crashed into central Athens, with the pilot avoiding the disaster in the last second

The Olympic Airways Uniform Design that Made Fashion History

Pierre Cardin, who passed away in late December, designed the Olympic Airways flight attendant uniforms in the glory days of the airline.

December 8: Naval and Air Disasters Make it a Cursed Day for Crete

The city of Chania in Crete has terrible memories of December 8, as two major disasters occurred in the space of only three years, with a loss of more than 300 lives between them. On December 8, 1966, a ferry...

Olympic Airways Museum to be Housed Inside Ellinikon Development Project

An Olympic Airways Museum will be built inside the site of the former Athens airport at Hellinikon, housed inside the airline hangar, as part of an 8 billion euro development project. Bulldozers have already started demolishing the airport buildings and structures...

Onassis' Mercedes to Be Auctioned Off Along With Dreams of Better Times

The National Bank of Greece (NBG) is auctioning off Onassis property. In particular, Alexander Onassis' Mercedes 1972 and items of furniture are being sold off 43 years after the tragic airplane accident that cost Aristotle Onassis' only son his life. The...