How to Propose in Santorini

Featured Santorini Proposal Tips
  • Choose a special location to pop the question in Santorini
  • Practice getting down on one knee beforehand
  • Think about what you will say
  • Make reservations so you have a reason to dress up
  • Hire a proposal photographer to plan and capture the moment

Since 2013, Flytographer has captured thousands of surprise proposal photos all around the globe. Explore romantic proposal ideas and tips from real couples, including their top proposal ideas and tips, and the best ways and the best places to propose in Santorini. Explore our customers’ heartwarming Santorini proposal stories below.

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Roberto's Proposal Story in Santorini

What is your love story?

I met Tania at a music festival like any normal millennial :) and we've known each other for seven years now. We started as friends and then realized we were meant to be more than friends so we started dating. I was always astonished by her kindness and her love, I knew she was the one when my family pulled me to the side and said: "Tania is special and she looks at you with her heart". I always had a feeling she was the one but hearing from my mom and sisters drove it home for me. I had been planning on proposing for over a year but also wanted the proposal to be something as special as she was to me. I finally decided that Europe one of our favorite continents had to be the place I just didn't know where and I figure I would just ask her to marry me during the trip when the time felt right. Essentially I had planned to carry a ring with me the entire time until I felt it was right, fortunately, Tania became obsessed with Santorini and I settled on proposing there. Tania found you guys on Pinterest sent me a link and asked me to sign up so that we get a chance of winning a photoshoot for the future but instead I gifted her the shoot for her birthday and told her a shoot for the "gram" would be awesome but what she didn't know was that the photo shoot would be more than a shoot and actually would document the surprise proposal on the magical island of Santorini.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

We decided to do a Summer 2019 Europe trip and of all the places we were going to my then-girlfriend Tania was excited about Santorini. I being a guy had heard about Santorini but was more familiar with other Greek Islands, after a little research I discovered through other photos that Santorini was truly a beautiful place full of romance and it just made sense to propose there. We visited other beautiful places on our trip, places like Paris, Budapest, and London but Santorini just stood out as a place for the perfect proposal. Now that it is all said and done I could not be more happy with my choice in location, Santorini is truly a magical place and a place we will visit as often as possible. The sunsets, the views, and the Greek hospitality make for an amazing gateway.

What is your proposal story?

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't nervous but thanks to Spiros the shoot went off without a hitch. Spiros made a last-minute call the day before and decided to take me to the proposal location at the end of the shoot so that we would have optimal lighting. The call made perfect sense and worked in our favor but that just meant that I had to keep it cool a little longer than I intended which was really hard but well worth it. Spiros took to his secret spot on a hill overlooking the volcano and the famous Santorini backdrop and man was that a sight to see. I got down on one knee and asked all while trying to remember the tips I read on your website. The memory is beautiful and the special and one that I am truly grateful to have had Flytographer on my side to make possible.

Proposed in Santorini in September

Photo Shoot Location: Imerovigli Village

Spyros in Santorini for Flytographer


Brandon's Proposal Story in Santorini

What is your love story?

We met at a meet and greet for my best friends wedding. My now fiancé was a guest of the brides cousin

What made you choose this proposal destination?

We were on a family vacation and this was the most beautiful spot on the island in my opinion.

What is your proposal story?

Kimon acted like he was struggling taking selfies of himself so he asked my fiancé to take some pics of him. He offered to take some pics of my family to update his portfolio. He then asked to take pics of us and that was my cue to get down and propose. It went off without any malfunctions lol.

Proposed in Santorini in June

Photo Shoot Location: Imerovigli Village

Kimon in Santorini for Flytographer


David's Proposal Story in Santorini

What is your love story?

I believe in love at first sight because she stole my heart the first time we started dating, almost 4 years ago. the way she looks at me is the reason why I knew she is the one, that look of true love.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

She went to Santorini once with her girl friends and she loved it, so she always had the dream to go there with her loved one. I wanted her wish to come true. There is something special about Santorini that can't compared to other places.

What is your proposal story?

Thanks to flytographer, Miltos (the photographer), and the location I chose (Sophia Suites in Imerovigli) that made everything i dreamed a reality. It was hard to keep everything months in advance a secret but we made to the very end. I convinced her that we were going out for dinner for our last night in Santorini and actually she was sad because of that. But the moment she realized it wasn't just a dinner, she started crying and laughing at the same time, i will never forget that magical moment and then i went on my knee and asked the question. SHE SAID YES! Perfect sunset, perfect santorini, perfect location, perfect setup with flowers and candles. DREAM PROPOSAL COME TRUE!

Proposed in Santorini in September

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Miltos in Santorini for Flytographer


Daniel's Proposal Story in Santorini

What is your love story?

We meet through her sister and her boyfriend originally. I knew she was the one after several months living together with no arguments and nothing but good vibes.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

She has a Greek background and the scenery at this location only made it fitting to the proposal.

What is your proposal story?

Proposal went better than expected although she didn’t remember anything I said. She cried while I asked as I was hoping that was a good thing, which it was because she said yes!

Proposed in Santorini in September

Photo Shoot Location: Imerovigli Village

Ioannis in Santorini for Flytographer


Juliana's Proposal Story in Santorini

What is your love story?

We met through a mutual friend. From the first day we hung out, I knew she was the one.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

We have both always dreamed of going to Santorini. I wanted it to be a place that we held dear to our hearts.

What is your proposal story?

September 7, 2018 I began planning my proposal to Tati months before we embarked on our trip to Greece. I knew this moment had to be perfect. I hired a photographer @flytographer, and began looking for the ring. Once I found the ring, I was informed the ring was no longer available and there was only 2 left. I was in a bidding war with a stranger, who happened to be Tati, for the SAME RING! After a few weeks of going back and forth with @bluenile, the ring arrived to the house. I asked Tati’s mom to hide the ring for me, without knowing Tati had asked her to do the same.  Fast forward to our trip… We arrived to Santorini, I anxiously waited for Friday the 7th to approach. I kept reminding myself to pay it cool so Tati wouldn’t catch on. The day had arrived, throughout the morning I kept insisting that we head back to the hotel in order to freshen up and head over to the Skaro’s rock to see the sunset.  We arrived to the location 2 hours before the set time I had arranged with the photographer. We chose to head over to a roof top bar and grab a few drinks until it was time to head down to see the “sunset”. It was time…… The photographer texted me saying to start making our way down slowly. With every step I took my heart began to palpitate vigorously. I needed this moment to be everything she ever dreamed. We reached the chapel in front of Skaro’s rock, Kimonas (photographer) was there pretending to be a tourist and waiting for my cue to approach us. I asked Tati to take a selfie with me to signal Kimonas to come over. He asked if we would like him to take a picture of us on my phone, then shortly after asked if we would like him to take a picture with his camera and I rushed to say yes. I quickly put my fanny pack on the side and tried to put the ring box in my back pocket without Tati noticing. We got into position for the picture and that’s when I looked at her and said, “You know I love you, right?” Tati immediately caught on and asked, “Wait are you proposing right now?” I kneeled down and said, “Yes, will you marry me?”. She quickly reached in her purse and pulled out a box and said “Only if you marry me.”

Proposed in Santorini in September

Photo Shoot Location: Imerovigli Village

Kimonas in Santorini for Flytographer


Paul's Proposal Story in Santorini

What is your love story?

We met a university ski trip. All of the Greek societies from the unis came together and we spent 3 days at the snow fields in Australia. We were skiing down the mountains and Kat had reached the bottom. Paul came through, and collected (completely bowled Kat over like a 10pin set) on the ski slope. Some strong language was exchanged and we went our seperate ways. Later on mutual friends introduced us. We started chatting and got along very well. We then continued speaking and went on many dates after the ski trip and got along incredibly well. We knew we were each other’s soul mates within the first year. Our families, values and passions were mirror images of each other. We have travelled the globe together and have cherished every moment together. 5 years later, we found ourselves engaged in Santorini. A picture perfect love story :)

What made you choose this proposal destination?

Having a Greek background, Santorini seemed to be the perfect location for a romantic and picturesque proposal! It will now definitely hold a special place close to our hearts. 

What is your proposal story?

I wanted a really personal and romantic proposal with the backdrop of the beautiful Caldera. I organised a private dinner at a beautiful restaurant that was decorated beautifully with a floral arrangement and love heart shaped candle arrangement. I told Kat that I had organised a nice dinner for her birthday that had just passed (as we were previously working in the UK and did not get a chance to properly enjoy the birthday celebrations). We arrived at the private dinner and upon arriving took Kat in the centre of the candle arrangement and popped the question! She said yes!

Proposed in Santorini in July

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Kimonas in Santorini for Flytographer


Ryan's Proposal Story in Santorini

What is your love story?

We met in the library at college. She sat down next to me, and thought I was cute so she struck up a conversation with me.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

Greece was her dream vacation for her whole life, and the winery overlooking the Caldera had an amazing view, the ability to have some privacy, and plenty of food and wine to celebrate with afterwards.

What is your proposal story?

The proposal went great. The winery helped me arrange a private tour for us, and afterwards Kimonas pretended to be with the winery offering a complimentary photo of us overlooking the Caldera. He positioned us for the best photo, and was in perfect position when I went down on my knee. Amanda was so surprised, at first she thought I was falling.

Proposed in Santorini in May

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Kimonas in Santorini for Flytographer


Larry's Proposal Story in Santorini

What is your love story?

Love at first sight.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

We originally decided to visit Greece to cross off a bucket list item. Santorini is considered one of the most beautiful places in the world and so I had to take advantage of the beautiful sunsets and scenery!

What is your proposal story?

With the help of Fiona and Kimon we came up with the perfect game plan. I pretty much followed the shoot details. Isabella was under the impression that we were going to a fancy lounge for drinks. The proposal took her completely off guard. Kimon played the "friendly tourist" role very well and we had a great shoot.

Proposed in Santorini in May

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Kimon in Santorini for Flytographer


Durgesh's Proposal Story in Santorini

What is your love story?

We met at a friend’s brunch party in DC, and started talking about famous chefs and their restaurants. She hadn’t been to one particular chef’s flagship restaurant, which happened to be my favorite one, so we set a date and went. We’ve been visiting cool restaurants and places ever since.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

Greece was on top of both of our bucket lists, so when we finally booked our flights, I knew it couldn’t happen anywhere other than Santorini, the most romantic place in the world.

What is your proposal story?

We love flytographer, and try to do one cool photo shoot a year, so luckily I had this as a cover. Toward the end of our photo shoot, Ioannis led us to a private veranda overlooking the caldera which is where I proposed. Luckily she said yes! We followed this with a beautiful dinner and a private fireworks show!

Proposed in Santorini in May

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Ioannis in Santorini for Flytographer


Gurjit's Proposal Story in Santorini

What is your love story?

We have know each other at the aged 16 from working at the same place. We have always been friends but not very close, and at the time we were both in relationships. Things didn't work out in both our relationships and she had a child with her ex in 2011. Our small circle of friends helped to bring support and we became closer. I just wanted to help her, look after the Alfie and be a shoulder to lean on. Fast forward to now, 7 years later; Our son is nearly 7, we brought our first house together in 2017 and proposing was the final piece in the jigsaw.

What made you choose this proposal destination?

Santorini is beautiful with views that go for miles and miles, had a sense of romance when you look at the pictures and culture which is important. I loved the place and always wanted to go, likewise with my fiancé. So thought it would be ideal to create a surprise proposal in Santorini.

What is your proposal story?

Planning started in September 17 and I proposed on 12 April 2018 I always planned for the proposal to be out of the UK, but just need to get her out of the country with alarm bells ringing. I told her three days before that we were going for a Spa day near London, where we would be stopping over. This allowed me to say that we going out for a posh meal in the evening. On the morning of the surprise holiday I still had to pack the main suitcase, whilst she was in the shower and get it into the boot before she got out. Everything went to plan and then spend 6 hours on the road due to traffic, and nearly giving me a heart attack. So the sat nav was set to take us to a meet and great parking 10mins away from the airport, where the first surprise was knowing that I would be taking her away. On arrival she was clueless, and looked petrified but i reassured her that we were going away for a couple of days. Not revelling the location until before we board the flight. So got to the airport check in the main suitcase (after she checked what I had packed) then we just had to wait for the gate number to appear. When it did, i realised that this was just the start, and when she finally did see where we were going the tears could not be contained. On arrival to Andronis Boutique, our hotel, I had already set up a fake competition with the assistant of Georgios Giourtzidis, the chief concierge weeks prior. I requested whether it was possible on check in that we could fill out a fake competition to win a photoshoot in Santorini. Obviously, we would be the only ‘winners’ and the only ones completing this form. A day later, the hotel would post a congratulatory letter to our room, the night before the shoot. It sounded like a legitimate opportunity, when I think about it. And it completely worked, she believed it all. So the day of the shoot we got told it would be a afternoon shoot and we would be getting picked up at 4.20 where we would be taken to the designation (I prearranged this also) On meeting Kimon Kaketsis, I knew from then that this would be so easy and straightforward. I felt instantly at ease with him. He took us to various spot and took some stunning pictures, then finally lead me to the proposal spot. I set my go pro up and was ready. I stood there looking into her eyes, i was ready to make her my fiancé, my future wife.

Proposed in Santorini in April

Photo Shoot Location: Imerovigli Village

Kimon in Santorini for Flytographer


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