3 Romantic Proposal Ideas For The Ultimate Crete Proposal
Nikos Kazantzakis, Crete’s most celebrated author, once wrote about his homeland: “The mystery of Crete runs deep. Whoever sets foot on this island senses a mysterious force coursing warmly and beneficently through their veins, sensing their soul beginning to grow”.
Indeed, Crete, Greece’s largest island, is a mystical and alluring place. Renowned for its wild natural beauty with breath-taking mountainous landscapes on the one hand and idyllic beaches on the other, exquisite cuisine, thousands of years of history, and extremely hospitable people, the island of Crete perfectly captures the essence of Greek living and enchants anyone who visits.
With that being said, it’s no wonder Crete is considered one of the most romantic destinations in Greece. So, if you’ve met the love of your life and want to organize the marriage proposal of your dreams don’t think twice – Crete is an amazing place to pop the question! Here are some of our favorite proposal spots and ideas in Crete, guaranteed to melt your heart.
#1 An Elegant Proposal At The Old Town Of Chania
The Old Town of Chania is undoubtedly one of the most romantic (and most photographed!) spots in Crete. The architecture of the buildings, a beguiling mix of Cretan, Venetian, and Ottoman elements, the picturesque alleyways, and the Old Venetian Port – the whole town invites you to travel back in time, to the romantic days of knighthood.
A leisurely walk along the harbor will lead you to the lighthouse, which enjoys panoramic views of the town and the White Mountains – a perfect backdrop for your proposal! Or better yet, take a tour of the town on a carriage and propose to your partner alongside the sounds of horses galloping. We’ll set up a beautiful proposal spot just for you, and once you’ve heard the much-anticipated yes, we can also have arranged an exceptional dinner for two on a rooftop overlooking the old port of Chania. Sounds just perfect, doesn’t it?
#2 A Dreamy Beach Proposal At One Of Crete’s Magical Beaches
If you’re dreaming of the ultimate beach proposal, then one of Crete’s amazing beaches is the ideal proposal spot for you. Although Santorini island is renowned for its magical sunsets, the Cretan sunset is equally awe-inspiring. Picture this, fine-grained, soft, golden sand, crystal-clear, turquoise waters, the sun melting into the sea creating a kaleidoscope of colors, and you holding out a box and ring, asking for your love’s hand in marriage.
For a boho-chic proposal, we can plan a great photoshoot on the beach, leading up to a romantic picnic setup that perfectly matches your unique style as a couple, including flowers, balloons, and candles! Or, if you prefer something more elegant, how does dinner for two under a gazebo on the sand sound? Whatever you choose, it’ll feel like a proposal that’s straight out of a fairy-tale!
#3 The Ultimate Cruise Proposal In Heraklion
An organized private sailing trip around the most picturesque places in Crete is a great way to surprise your other half with a proposal. Spend the afternoon swimming, soaking up the sun, or if you’re the adventurous type, try out some water sports like snorkelling and SUP. Then, as the sun starts to set, we’ll create a romantic setting with rose petals, a flower bouquet with your partner’s favorite blooms, a bottle of champagne to celebrate in style, and a dinner table beautifully arranged for the most romantic candlelit dinner with the azure blue Cretan Sea as the backdrop.
There are so many romantic destinations to discover in Crete that it’s almost impossible to gather them all in one place. From the old town of Rethymno, to cosmopolitan Elounda and wild Agiofarago, you are spoiled for choice. If you’re more of a private couple and want the proposal to be as intimate as possible, with just the two of you and the photographer capturing the big moment, we can simply coordinate a special photoshoot with a top photographer and take you to the most spectacular locations for your proposal.
Get in touch with us and we’ll take the time to find the perfect place for your dream come true proposal in Greece – it’ll be the place that takes your breath away!