Converting it into a spa is really sad. Arent the kings and queens buried there? It would have been lovely to just see it as a museum.
Years ago, I read that the place around the tumbs is concidered private and owned by the greek royal family.
I don't know if it's true, I hope it is because too many people would gladly vandalize such a monument even if it's someone burried there. Even worse: because of whom is burried there.
Oh gosh...do the Greeks really disdain the former royals? To be fair, they don't really do anything for Greece. Did they participate in any charity fundraisers for Covid? I think all I saw was MC sending masks.
IMO they don't have to do a thing, it would only be worse, people will accuse them that they want to get involved and they hunt publicity, etc.
There is Anne-Marie Foundation, founded to support poeple hurt by natural disasters. We did have huge fires (more than 100 people died) 3 years ago, we had floods 2 years ago and 4 villages were heavily affected, we had an earthquack a couple months ago - I didn't see the smallest sign that the foundation helped. Maybe they did and kept it secret but if their help is not visivble, who's funding them? Or it has stopped its action? I have no idea.
Most Greek people despise the idea of monarchy in general and the fact that their line is not greek. That's true but after 3-4 generations born and raised here, why Konstantinos should be accused for not being greek? IMO it's not right. Left wing people demand for refugee's kids born here to take greek nationality and have full political and civil rights, but Konstantinos not? He hurt the country in the past, yes, he can't do this now and the rest of his children trully do not care for the political scene here.
The end of WWII led the country into a civil war (and that's why we don't celebrate the end for the war, we honour our dead the day the german naziz entered in Athens) and since then, we do suffer from missconceptions of history, from some twisted idea that one side has to bring completely down the other side. Both sides have obsessions and all of them accuse the rest that chooses a middle path. The majority of that middle path has other flaws, they see the road flat, not with ups and downs and that's not realistic.