Revelation – “bomb” for the former Emperor Constantine: What was in the vessels he took from Tatoi

The former emperor Constantine: The last king of Greece, Constantine, was buried in Tatoi and his wealth causing … vertigo!

Real estate properties in Tatoi, Mon Repo in Corfu and Polydendriou estate in Agia Larissa are. only a small part of the royal estate.

The total area of ​​Tatoi’s property reached 45,000 acres.

The area that would host the summer villas of Mon Repo extends to 285 acres, just 3 km from Corfu town.

It is an impressive neoclassical palace, which was originally built at the request of the English Commissioner Adam for a Corfu woman who had fallen in love, when after the union of the Ionian Islands with Greece it was given to King George I.

As the former royal estate of Polydendri, it covers an area of ​​34,791 acres and is located at an altitude of 1,054 m., characterized by the beautiful Polydendri Forest.

The first agreement has a specific place and the containers that were shipped sealed by Tatoi after the 1992 agreement with the government of Konstantinos Mitsotakis caused emotions and feelings to this day.

The government tried to close the issue of the royal property by reaching an agreement for a large part of its real estate in Greece on a non-profit basis in exchange for the return of the old summer palaces of Tatoi and the right to export a large number of movable properties from the country .

A total of nine containers left Greece with valuables, furniture, paintings, antiques, rare books and other collectibles taken abroad.

The first, however, had an issue of liquidity, as it was written at the time, when he made more than his wife’s property.

The writer Mr. K. Stamatopoulos, who wrote the book “The Chronicle of Tatoi” (Capon Editions), says that the deposed royal couple collected a lot of money from the real estate of the former Queen Frederica, which was sold in Germany.

In 1973, the Junta had set aside 120 million drachmas for confiscating so-called royal property, but those involved had refused to take it.

The former made his first real estate money around 1970, when he sold Tatoi a large plot of land “along the railroad tracks” for five million dollars.

According to the previous publication of “Vima”, in 1973 the Junta had set aside 120 million drachmas for the seizure of the so-called royal property, but the parties allegedly refused to receive it.

The valuation of the royal estate was partly done by the legal claims of the former king.

“NEWS” wrote in 2007:

The former king valued his alleged wealth at 161.1 billion drachmas, as can be seen from the documents he submitted.

The European Court, as it happened, did not share his positions.

It gave him an incomplete, but satisfactory compensation in the amount of 4.6 billion drachmas, (13.5 million euros) an amount that is much less than even the money obtained (a total of 14.2 million euros) at the Christie’s house auction.

In February 1991, a few days before the transfer of … Constantine’s household goods from Tatoi to Hampstead Garden, London, during the Mitsotakis government, the administrator of the royal estate, retired admiral Marios Stavridis, presented himself at the Fissia Police Department and. he said that after the robbery in Tatoi, paintings and religious statues were stolen.

On the same day, the admiral appeared for the second time in the Police Department and said that along with the painting, other jewelry was also stolen.

A long list written in the statement includes a tiara-shaped gold tiara “adorned with pearls and single stones”, gold pictures in gold frames, precious emerald crosses, ruby ​​bracelets, diamond earrings, pearl necklaces , coins of Philip, Alexandrines , constantinata etc.

The theft was hidden for 10 years.

It is still unclear why the Police did not make public the list of stolen goods, which is a common method of finding lost treasure, which could go under the hammer at an international auction house.

In the European Court of Justice, in addition to real estate claims, the first sought additional compensation of three million pounds (about 2 billion dirhams) for the items lost by Tatoi.

In his treatise, the former even quotes Christie’s estimate to justify the amount in the same contract.

The Teos side in 2003, in return for compensation, created the “Anna-Maria” Foundation, which operates as a Non-Governmental Organization, with the deposed queen as president.

His seat was in Liechtenstein and on Tsakalov Street, in Kolonaki, where the former had his private office. The members of the board of directors are the children of former and foreign heads.

The old house is still owned in London. It is a luxury maisonette, while until recently it also had a holiday home in Porto Heli, as well as an office in Kolonaki.

A rare collection of antiques also has royal cars in Tatoi, a total of ten cars, among them 4 Rolls Royces.

Of those vehicles, three including an electric three have been maintained by a conservation team from the Ministry of Culture.

King Constantine was a car enthusiast, owning a large collection of unique pieces. One of his favorites, the cruiser and especially the white BMW 507.

The road in question was bought by King Constantine II in 1959, but was later auctioned by the Bonham firm.

“The former emperor Constantine gave his very expensive car as a gift to the businessman, Nikos Bambalis, in the eyes of Alikis Vougiouklakis”

The cars are aged from 57 to 84 years, Rolls-Royce Phantom 3, 1939, Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith, 1959, Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud 3, 1964 and MG 1952.

There is still a small collection of two 1959 Fiat 500s with leaf seats.