Greece is a stunning place filled with gorgeous landscapes you can’t take your eyes off of. And last year, many of us experienced this for ourselves at the DWP Congress in November, supported by our Destination Partner Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO). This year, with a boom in the wedding industry, we’re expecting a lot of weddings, and a lot of proposals as well! So for those looking to pop the question in the most beautiful backdrops you can find, read on to discover some of Greece’s most beautiful spots where you can get down on one knee and seal the deal on your forever.
Santorini – The Diamond of The Aegean Sea
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One of the most romantic destinations in the world, Santorini is often visited by many young couples for the ideal getaway holiday. With its dramatic cliff views, instantly recognizable cobalt blue dome churches, pops of bougainvillea, and the most beautiful sunsets, you can see why it’s one of the most well-known destinations in Greece, especially for couples. So if you’re planning a proposal in an ideal setting of the ultimate romantic kind, Santorini is your place.
Athens – The Ancient City
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The ancient city of Athens is a true treasure for culture lovers. Explore the world-famous Acropolis and experience the view of the city from up there. Visit neighborhoods like Plaka and Monastiraki, where you can find terraces overlooking the Acropolis as you enjoy a romantic cocktail or dinner. There are plenty of bars and restaurants around where you can celebrate your engagement right after as well, including Brettos, Athens’ oldest distillery.
Exotic Beaches of Crete
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Crete is not just known to be the largest Greek island but is also referred to as a way of life. Its charm is felt in all parts of the island, including the cosmopolitan cities and old towns of Chania and Rethymno to the luxurious Elounda. The unmistakable Venician elements and narrow alleys combine to give you the perfect setting, and the photogenic beaches Crete is famous for are best for capturing special moments.
Corfu – The Culture Island
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Corfu is an island with rich culture and an artistic flair. The Old Town of Corfu reflects bits of Paris and Venice in the fortresses, squares, and gardens, which create a unique cultural and artistic ambiance for history and architecture lovers. The beaches also provide stunning views of the horizon, making the most magical settings for a romantic and instagrammable proposal.
Romance for Miles in Milos
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Milos is another Greek destination that couples love visiting. Multicolored fishing villages, picturesque Cycladic settlements, and outstanding local cuisines attract young tourists from around the world. Take a boat trip around Milos and see the swimming spots, fish taverna, colorful boathouses, and more, including witnessing the sunset from a castle! The lunar landscape of Sarakinio during the August full moon is possibly one of the most romantic views on the island, a picture-perfect opportunity for creating an unforgettable memory.
Koufonisia – A Group of Two Islands
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For total privacy on your romantic getaway, we suggest traveling to the smaller island gems that are equally gorgeous but a little more secluded to give you the calmest romantic experience. Koufonisia is a pair of heavenly isles (Ano and Kato Koufonisi) with exotic swimming spots and pure beaches along with delicious food.
Along the Shores of Mykonos
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Mykonos is famous for combining fun, relaxation, and pleasure along with luxury services. It is perfect for enjoying the simple pleasures of strolling around the main town during the day and celebrating your engagement with the famous nightlife just like the islanders do. With plenty of luxury hotels to accommodate your stay, you can have a dreamy romantic holiday you won’t ever forget.
Head on to visitgreece.gr to discover Greece’s best sights and travel advice! You can also explore other Greek islands that are equally wonderful for enjoying a romantic getaway.
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