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Ikaros 2016 – discounts and new playing schedule

A view of the the village of Therma (famous for its thermal springs and spas) from the sea

A view of the the village of Therma (famous for its thermal springs and spas) from the sea

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39th International Chess Tournament Ikaros 2016

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Ikaros 2016 – strong field, low cost and additional discounts

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The organizational committee of International Chess Tournament Ikaros 2016, in collaboration with Hellenic Seaways, one of the main sponsors of the tournament, offers considerable discounts on the price of the ferry tickets for those who will travel to and from Ikaria for the tournament. The offer includes a 50% discount on all passengers’ tickets (for all classes) and 30% discount on vehicles’ tickets.

Indicative fares for the route Piraeus-Ikaria (after 50% discount):

Economy Class (deck): 19,00 EUR

Numbered Seat (Airplane type): 24,00 EUR

Numbered Seat (Airplane type – A class): 27,00 EUR

Cars: 40.00 EUR

Motorcycles: 12,00 EUR

(See the detailed itineraries of F/B Nissos Mykonos here and of F/B Island Rhodes here while for the normal fares you can consult the Hellenic Seaways online reservation system here)

The discount applies to tickets will be reserved through the organizing committee of the tournament. Participants wishing to make use of the discount should contact the organizing committee and prepay at least the price of a one-way ticket (via deposit to the bank account of the tournament, see the official announcement) no later than Monday, July 4, 2016. Those needing more info may contact:

(0030)-6947-829772 (Mr. Dimitris Kapagiannidis)

(0030)-6977-730286 (Mrs. Antzela Siaka)


New Playing Schedule:

The organizing committee informs the tournament participants that due to the unexpected change of the ferry schedule from Ikaria to Piraeus (the change became known just a few days ago and resulted in no ferry connection from Ikaria to Piraeus on Tuesday 19/7) and in order to facilitate the return of participants to Piraeus, the tournament schedule is adjusted as follows:


1st Round: Monday 11/7, 7.00 pm

2nd Round: Thursday 12/7, 11:00 a.m. (No games for Group B)

3rd Round: Tuesday 12/7, 7.00 pm

4th Round: Wednesday 13/7, 7.00 pm

5th Round: Thursday 14/7, 11:00 a.m. (No games for Group B)

6th Round: Thursday 14/7, 7.00 pm

7th Round: Friday 15/7, 7:00 a.m.

8th Round: Saturday 16/7, 7.00 pm

9th Round: Sunday 17/7, 11:00 a.m.

Prize Giving: Sunday 17/7, 8:00 pm

Ikaria is very famous for the panigyria (festivities) taking place all around summer

Ikaria is very famous for the panigyria (festivities) taking place all around summer


Departure for Piraeus: Monday 18/7, at 6:25 pm from Evdilos (arrival at Piraeus at 1.00 am)

Based on the new playing schedule the costs of the accommodation package for the various periods is adjusted as follows:

Period 11 to 18 July:

Double Room: € 180 per person Triple Room : € 165 per person Quadruple Room: € 145 per person

Period 9-18 July and 11-20 July:

Double Room: € 230 per person Triple Room: € 210 per person Quadruple Room: € 185 per person

The corresponding values for those entitled to a discount (families, juniors, unemployed, groups, etc.) are as follows:

Period 11 to 18 July:

Double Room: € 155 per person Triple Room:  Quadruple Room: € 130 per person

Period 9-18 July and 11-20 July:

Double Room: € 200 per person Triple Room: € 185 per person Quadruple Room: € 165 per person

Those who have already prepaid for the hosting package at a higher price, the difference can be offset against the cost of the ferry ticket or returned to them at Ikaria.


The list of the participants in both groups is enriched every day. See the participants of Group A here and Group B here.

Also the final list of all parallel events of Ikaros 2016 can be found here.


For any question related to the tournament please visit:

or contact:

6947-829772 (Mr. Dimitris Kapagiannidis)

6977-730286 (Mrs. Antzela Siaka)

or by e-mail at:

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