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3+1 places to propose in Santorini

26 JULY 2016

Santorini is the mecca of romance, honeymoons and love; it is a magical island whose amorous aura exudes from every crevice, every street, every view. A place of undoubted romantic bliss, proposing in Santorini is the beginning to a fairy-tale romance indeed, and here are 3 + 1 places where you can decide to ask your partner to join you for the rest of their lives.

1) The Black Beach

Located within 15 minutes from the heart of Santorini, the typical black beach stretch of Santorini is your natural romantic platform. Filled with exotic, black pebbles and sand that will impress you, the black beach extends to the seaside areas of Perivolos and Perissa as well as Kamari so you can have your pick about where to settle down. The more crowded places offer comfortable umbrellas and sunbeds, as well as beach bar amenities, however you can choose the more remote locations you can find along the coast for a more personal and private experience. Sit back and relax: work on your tan, read a few pages of your book, take a refreshing dip and why not propose to your loved one, while holding hands in the Aegean sea?

2) Boat trip to the volcano

One of the most exciting activities that doesn’t involve much activity on your part, is a thrilling boat ride from the base of the caldera to the volcanic islet formations of Nea and Palea Kameni. Some operators run glass bottom boats that give you exciting insight into the underwater world of Santorini. Think of your partner’s surprise when you pop the question while gazing down into the watery depths below. You’ll catch them off guard and probably move them as well. How could they say no?

3) On a donkey ride

The most alternative location of our list, is the traditional donkey ride on the winding streets of the caldera. Avoid rides during the midday as the strong sun may tire you and digress from your romantic plan. Book an evening ride, so you fully benefit from the gorgeous sunsets that grace the Santorinian sky. A donkey ride is safe, tried and tested as these trips up and down the caldera are their bread and butter. And you will get to see the caldera from a different perspective, and live one of the most genuine traditions of the island. Ask the group to make a short stop, take a deep breath and propose to your beloved on these quaint and picturesque streets.

Kalisti Hotel Swimming Pool

Plus 1) By the pool at Kalisti

For the most romantic setting of all, propose by our alluring freshwater pool. Have the waiter bring over some champagne, or ask us to assist you in preparing the proposal so that your partner is ...clueless! The soothing environment of Kalisti with its whitewashed buildings, its lush, vibrant garden, and your private terrace is the perfect place to retreat for post proposal celebrations. A couple’s retreat without fanfares and exaggeration, in an environment that exudes a sense of perpetuity. Exactly the result you long for when making your proposal. That your love will last forever.

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