Ari & Jackie Onassis: New Photos of Their Private Rooms (Part 2)

Happier than expected? (wireimage.com)

Happier than expected? (wireimage.com)

“To Have a Home Here…”

In June of 1961, following her famous visit to Paris with President Kennedy and further itinerary to Vienna and London, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and her sister Lee Radziwill made their first visit to the nation of Greece.

The Kennedys with the Karamanlises, April 1961.

The Kennedys with the Karamanlises, April 1961.

Jackie became especially excited about the visit after her conversations with Greek Prime Minister Constantine Karamanlis and his wife during a luncheon she and President Kennedy hosted for them on April 1 and she learned about just how much ancient history was still to be found in evidence there.

A wonder of the world, it was at the ruins of the Acropolis where the American First Lady voiced her support for England to return the Elgin marbles to Greece.

A wonder of the world, it was at the ruins of the Acropolis where the American First Lady voiced her support for the return of the Elgin marbles to Greece.

The experience, however, far exceeded her expectations.

There was a call on the Greek royal family, like the one she’d just had with the

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