Guest Book

Demetris and SIssy Eftychiou

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Hi Teri, Thank you for your invitation. Congratulations to you and Tore. We wish you nothing but the best as you embark on this new journey. Unfortunately Demetris and I will be unable to attend but will be thinking of all of you on your special day,

Helen Liao

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Can't wait to spend this super special day with you two! Ben and I have booked all our flights and are finalizing the Crete hotel/airbnb now. We will be arriving on Thursday afternoon (fingers crossed no flight cancelations!) and leaving Sunday night. So excited for a Greek wedding in GREECE! ahhhh! <3

John & Christina Papadakis

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Looks like John and I are going to be able to make the wedding at this point. Looking forward to being there for your special day Teri and Tore!

Stella Dovolos

Monday, December 18, 2017

Looking forward to spending this special day with you! Nouno Demo, Stella, Anastasia and Katerina

Stella Tsimenidis

Sunday, December 10, 2017

We looking forward to be a part of your special day Love Stella & Mike Tsimenidie

Stephanie kourtis

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

We are booked and very much looking forward to this very special event!!! Lots of love xoxo Sam Stephanie Victoria John Kathryn.

Lindsay Prionas

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Teri and Tore, Love this SITE. Great idea! We are booking. We will leave on Sat July 9th for a couple of weeks. We will be there for the pre parties. George, Lindsay, Katie, and Annie.

Maria Haron

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Congratulations! Looking forward to sharing wonderful memories with you.

Liza Kourtis

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The planning begins! To all our family and friends you have already shown so much love and support for Teri and Tore. I feel so blessed, and humbled. Here is to the year ahead Teri, Mom and Dad love you and Tore so much. <3

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Congratulations on your wedsite! We are honored to be a part of your special day. Thank you for choosing to share your wedding plans and experiences with your friends and family.

Our Wedding


We would love if everyone could stay relatively close to each other :D

Click the hotel names listed below to be taken to their site!

The bride, groom, and her parents will be staying at the Seaview Hotel and Apartments:

Germaniko Pouli, Khania 731 01, Greece

+30 2821 097606

Below are some other nearby suggestions. Keep in mind there are many hotels in this area. Click the hotels to visit their website!

Ilona Hotel Apartments

Kedrissos Hotel

Lefka Apartments

Elma's Dream

Renieris Hotel (we have stayed here in the past and were very satisfied!)

Lofos Psathi 1, Kato Stalos Chania – Crete, Greece 73100

Tel. +30 28210 68763

Fax. +30 28210 68765


Golden Bay Hotel

Aγιοι, Chania 731 00, Greece


+30 2821032802

+30 2821032203


Agii Apostoli Chania

Kato Daratso, Crete

73100 Greece

Theos Village

Kato Makris Tihos, Daratso, 73100 Chania - Crete, GR

+30 28210 87150

Fax: +30 28210 87153


Our Wedding

Samaria Gorge

On Monday July 9th, we'll be taking a group trip with those interested, to Samaria Gorge. Everyone is welcome :D The National park contains the longest gorge in all of Europe- 16 km! After that we can eat all of the gyros we could ever dream of ;)

It will be a day trip and much walking so bring comfy shoes with you in those luggages :D

Below is the itinerary for the day and a very detailed explanation of what will be expected. Please let us know if you will be joinging so we can arrange enough transport :D


Tour starts from the North Coast, Chania

06.00 Pick up

07.00 First stop Omalos Plateau.

08.00 Begin hike Xyloskalo (1.200 m)

14.00 End hike at Agia Roumeli (it depends on how fast you walk)

16.40-17.00 Meeting with the guide (at the set meeting point)

17.30 Departure Agia Roumeli to Sougia

18.10 Arrival to Sougia

20.00- 20.30 Arrival at your Hotel



A water bottle which you can refill on the way, available every 2 to 3 km, good drinking water!

Good shoes. These don't have to be hiking boots but you won't be contributing to your enjoyment by wearing

tennis shoes or sandals

Some food (light lunch and some fruit juice). There is no food available inside the National Park

A jumper for the early morning: it can be cold at 1200m

Long-sleeved shirt for people with sensitive skin

Swim-gear and sandals


You will probably need 5 hours although some may need a little longer, especially if you take a long time covering the

first 2 km which are very steep and require a little bit of experience and strong knees to walk at a good pace.

Add to this time to rest, to look, take photographs and you can count about 6 or 7 hours to walk the entire distance.

The walk is long but it is not a difficult walk. Still, every day people get into trouble or end up having an experience

which is far from pleasant. The most common factors are:

people who never do any exercise and suddenly want their body to walk 16 uneven km without protesting

bad shoes creating blisters and / or foot-ache

knee problems that develop during the steep descent at the beginning of the walk and have no time to get

better once that original strain is over.

The trip cannot be recommended for any person, with a history of knee problems, high blood pressure, cardiac and

pulmonary problems, for pregnant women and for anybody who suffers from vertigo/fear of heights.


Drink plenty water!

Avoid stopping for a rest just below high cliffs

Avoid resting for more than 15 minutes (especially if you are not used to this sort of walk) because your

muscles will start to stiffen up and you will find it pretty hard to get going again.

Whilst in the village of Samaria take a quiet walk around it, you will probably catch a glimpse of the kri-kris.

The young ones get used to seeing people every day and are not that shy.

Go slow during the first 2 km of the walk.

Always look at where you are going. When you want to look around first stop and then look. It takes only a

split second of inattention to trip on a stone, fall down and hurt yourself.

The village of Samaria has a telephone for communication with the police, a pharmacy, and two mules to

transport injured persons.


Radios, singing, excessive noise, the disposal of rubbish in places other than those provided, smoking

anywhere other than the rest points, the consumption of alcohol.

- Extra charge for the entrance fee in Samaria – 5,00 € / boat ticket to Sougia 10,00

EMERGENCY NUMBER : +30 6936 926673


07.30-08.00 Arrival at Xyloskalo, the entrance point into the National Park.

The name Xyloskalo means "wooden staircase" (or ladder) and originates in the fact

that in the past, the inhabitants of the gorge had built a sort of staircase out of pieces

of wood and tree-trunks in order to get in and out of the gorge. This is because the

entrance of the gorge is a very steep drop which would otherwise have had to be

climbed. Today, there is a stone path winding down steeply for the first 2 km, with a

wooden parapet to prevent accidents.

The altitude at Xyloskala is 1250 m and most of the walk is in the shade so that the heat

is not an issue at the beginning. After about 1,7 km (the 14 km through the National

Park are marked by milestones every km) you arrive at the first rest place and spring,

Neroutsiko, in the shade of large plane trees. From then on the walk down becomes a

little less steep and eventually you reach the bottom of the valley. Still walking in the

shade you will cross the riverbed two or three time until you arrive at another tributary.

A few minutes’ walk further on is the rest place of Agios Nikolaos, with water, toilets

and a guard post. This is a very ancient place where there was a temple of Apollo. The cypresses standing there are

slightly over 2000 (!) years old. You have now been walking about 3,5 km (about 1,5 hours from the starting point).

From Agios Nikolaos to Samaria (another 3,5 km), you will cross the river several times and pass two springs where

you can refill your water bottle. This is an easy part of the walk, in the shade and the path is pretty smooth. After

climbing up a little and walking a while above the river, you go down into the riverbed again and after a few hundred

meters walking in pebbles you reach the village of Samaria, across the wooden bridge on your left. Samaria is the main

resting place for most walkers, with shade, benches, water, a guard. Take a walk around the ruined village. If you walk

quietly, you are very likely to see quite a few "kri-kri’s" (wild goats) at the edge of the village, especially young ones.

They get quite used to people and are not at all shy.

An advice is not to stop for more than 15-20 minutes, unless you are a practiced hiker, because otherwise your legs

might start seizing up and you will find walking again difficult.

The village of Samaria was inhabited until 1962, at which point the

National Park was created and people were forced to leave. It had been

inhabited for thousands of years by wood-loggers (there are some

remains of sawmills in the gorge) and was also a place where the

partisans fighting the Turkish invaders could retreat. During the winter

Agia Roumeli is not accessible through the gorge because there is far

too much water in the river. There was only a difficult mountain path

leading from Samaria to the sea. So when you sit in the (probably

crowded) village of Samaria, have a thought for what life must have

been for these people.

To carry on with the walk you need to cross the bridge again and turn left. Less than half an hour later the walk takes

you into the riverbed again. This is the beginning of the gorge proper. For the next hour (or two depending on how

fast you walk) you walk mainly in the riverbed (it can be tiring your feet if the sole of your shoes is thin), crossing the

river on stones or makeshift bridges a number of times. The cliffs tower above you. This is without doubt the most

impressive part of the walk. At km 11 you arrive at the shaded clearing of Christos, where you will find the last spring.

A few minutes on you get to the "Gates", this very famous and very narrow part of the gorge. It must be one of the

most photographed place in Crete!

Once through the Iron Gates the gorge widens considerably and after another 2,5 km you reach the guard post (where

you must surrender your ticket stub) and are out of the National Park, where you can find a stand for refreshments

and little snacks. Afterwards you will pass the old village of Agia Roumeli. From then on, the path is very easy: flat and

no stones but also no shade. Another 2 km until the Libyan Sea. Soon you see the sea in ahead of you and get to the

new village of Agia Roumeli and the cooling sea.

17.30 Departure from Agia Roumeli to Sougia

18.10 Arrival to Sougia and board the bus

20.00-20.30 Arrival at your Hotel

Our Wedding


Our Wedding


Wedding Ceremony

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 7:00 pm

St. Apostoli Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church St Apostoli, Chania 731 00, Greece

Wedding Reception

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 9:00 pm

Aptera Beach
Apteron, Chania 731 00, Greece

The after party is only a 7 minute drive from the church!

Below is the Google Maps link for the exact location:),23.9915658,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x149c7d94ad215439:0x7f3d09fa8cde0ce!8m2!3d35.5111255!4d23.9937545


News & Updates

Travel Agent Information

Saturday, November 11, 2017

If anyone needs assistance booking the trip, feel free to contact the travel agent below. Email him and tell him you are attending Liza Kourtis' daughter's wedding in Chania. He will reply with the best time to book your tickets. Please include your email, number of tickets you need, and your itinerary.

Tom Contaxis

Direct phone # 416-485-6329

email address:

Teri and Tore launch wedsite!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Teri and Tore launch their personal wedsite at

Looking so very much forward to seeing all of you so soon! For those joining the hike on Monday the 9th, please meet at this location for a bus pickup at 6 am. 

 Seaview Hotel and Apartments:

Germaniko Pouli, Khania 731 01, Greece

We have just been given the total cost per person of 42 Euros each. 22 covers the bus fee, 15 for the entry of the national park, and 5 for the ferry. It covers the entire day of sightseeing with the addition of a tour guide who speaks both English and Greek. 

The bus will take us up a mountain where we will make our journey descending down through the gorge. There will be much to see and after a long hike we will arrive at the ocean where we can take a refreshing and most rewarding dip! There are also restaurants and places to eat here. We will be given an hour to spend before boarding the ferry which will take us to the buses at a new location. 

Please wear the right shoes and bring a water bottle which can be refilled along the way.

If you have any questions don't hesitate to call, email, or Facebook us! 

         (416) 779-3014


        +47 920 50 192



Welcome to our online invitation:)

We thought this may be an easier way of sharing our wedding plans with everyone. Please check out the pages so that you can get all the deets about where to go, where to stay, and what we have planned for us to do together. This is a special time not only because we're getting married, but because people are coming from far and wide to be with us and to have a great time. We plan to make the most of every moment! Thank you for being with us <3 :D



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Happily married