A grande chess tournament is going to take place in Chania, organized by the Chania Chess Academy, and with the cooperation of the Municipality of Chania and Prefecture of Crete.

The 1st OPEN INTERNATIONAL CHESS TOURNAMENT “MIKIS THEODORAKIS” is set in honor of the internationally accredited Greek composed Mikis Theodorakis, who recently passed away.

The dates of the chess tournament are 25 April until 1 May. A big number of parallel events will be taking place during the period of the tournament, including music concerts, photograph exhibitions of the life and action of the music composer, traditional dancing and movies.

The venue of the Chess Tournament is going to be the GREAT ARSENALI – KAM, positioned right in the center of the Venetian harbor of Chania. It is an architectural diamond and one of the most beautiful buildings of the island.