‘Greece is a haven’ says Hanks as he and his family become Greek citizens with QAnon saying they are in hiding over Epstein saga
Greece offered citizenship to Hanks, 64 his wife Rita Wilson, 63, and their children, in recognition of the family’s help in raising funds for the victims of a deadly wildfire near Athens in 2018.
In an Instagram post on Sunday, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis shared a photograph showing him and his wife Mareva Grabowski-Mitsotaki at a meeting with Hanks and Wilson, who were holding up their new Greek passports.
“Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks are now proud Greek citizens,” Mitsotakis wrote in the post.
Government spokesman Stelios Petsas said Monday that the prime minister and his wife had used a commercial flight on Saturday to travel to the island of Paros, and then traveled to nearby Antiparos, where Hanks and Wilson have a holiday home.
They then boarded a military helicopter for a trip to the ancient theater of Epidaurus on Sunday to watch a performance of an ancient tragedy.
Hanks, who has Greek ancestry through his mother, hasn’t been seen much on the mainstream media with some saying he is hiding in Greece due to being implicated in the Epstein scandal, appearing on the flight list to his island.
Some sources feel his family are hiding from US authorities claiming America cannot extradite from Greece, especially as Ghislaine Maxwell is now in federal custody.
However, the US and all of Greece and her islands signed an extradition treaty in Athens in 1931.
His whole family were granted Greek passports – which allow them to live and travel anywhere in the European Union – with Colin, 42, Elizabeth, 38, Chet, 29 and Truman, 24 all being granted citizenship.
Hanks and his family were praised after their efforts to help the country as it recovered from a wildfire which killed 103 people in Mati, outside Athens, in July 2018.
“The Hanks family gave a signal all over the world for immediate relief actions to help our fire-stricken fellow citizens,” said the order giving them honorary status signed by the Greek president, but also supported by the Prime Minister.
Hanks has said before that he is a big admirer of the country and reportedly spends nearly every summer on the Aegean island of Antiparos where he and his wife own a home.
“I’ve been Hellenic now for the better part of 32 years,” Hanks said.
“Greece is a haven… I’ve been around the world, I’ve been to the most beautiful places in the world, none of them tops Greece. The land, the sky, the water, it’s good for the soul, it’s a healing place.”