Top places in Europe to propose revealed

18 Sep 2017

From rustic cliff tops to classic landmarks, here are some of the most romantic locations in Europe

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Friday 22nd September marks National Proposal Day. To inspire those who might be considering popping the question, CV Villas has monitored Instagram and Pinterest to reveal the most popular and picturesque places to propose across Europe.

Santorini, Greece

The most popular place right now for destination proposals is the beautiful Greek island of Santorini. Although the whole island is beautiful, the stand out spot is the village of Oia. This Instagram hot-spot, with its famous blue-domed and white washed buildings set again the sparkling sea, is the perfect backdrop for a proposal to remember.


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Paris, France

Although Santorini has pipped Paris to the number one spot, the city of love remains a classic proposal destination for couples from around the world. There is a wealth of stunning places to pick in the city, but it’s the Eiffel Tower that is most popular on Instagram and Pinterest. Whatever the weather, day or night, this iconic landmark is a fantastic backdrop for the most breathtaking of proposal pictures.


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Ibiza, Spain

An up-and-coming choice that is growing in popularity is Ibiza. However, if you’re imagining proposals in glitzy clubs or on busy strips think again; according to social media, most proposals are happening in the rustic countryside of the island. Whether on a hillside or a secluded beach, Ibiza’s varied countryside provides a blissful atmosphere to one of the most romantic moments of your lives. 


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Venice, Italy

Another romantic classic, Venice has been synonymous with love for hundreds of years. In fact, the city is so popular a place to propose, that you can hire a company to organise the big moment for you. By far the most popular scenario is on a gondola; this Venetian classic is the perfect way to secure a little space for you and your partner, away from the crowds, to pop the question. 


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Dubrovnik, Croatia

If you’re looking for a truly dramatic proposal spot, Dubrovnik is the city for you. Depending on your style, you can choose from historic fortresses, a cable car over the city or along the coastline at an intimate bar. Alternatively, if your partner is a Game of Thrones fan you can pick one of the many filming locations in the city from the show as your backdrop. 


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Amalfi Coast, Italy

If you love Italy but want something slightly more unique for when you get down on one knee, try the Amalfi Coast which a new favourite on Instagram and Pinterest. A must-visit for travel bloggers, the dramatic cliffs with their colourful buildings and harbours with sparkling waters ooze romance and make for a stunning photo of the big moment. 


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