Tourist searches for couple after capturing moment they got engaged

‘Twitter, do your thing!’ Tourist launches a search for a mystery couple after capturing the moment they got engaged in Santorini in a stunning photo – so do YOU know who they are?

  • Col Stinson, believed to be based in US, took photo while watching sunset
  • A man can be seen kneeling down on a cliff top as his girlfriend puts her hand out
  • Post has been shared more than 10,000 times as Twitter users try to track down
  • Do you know the couple? Email [email protected]

A tourist has launched an internet search for a mystery couple after capturing the moment they got engaged in Santorini in a stunning photograph.

Col Stinson, who is believed to be based in the US, explained how he was watching the sunset on the Greek island when he took the picture.

In the photograph, a man wearing a blue shirt can be seen kneeling down, as his girlfriend, wearing a black dress, puts her hand out.

The couple were on top of a cliff overlooking the Aegean Sea, as the sun set over the island.

Sharing the photograph, Col said: ‘Watching the sunset in Santorini last night and captured this but wasn’t able to get the picture to the couple, so twitter do your thing’. 

Col Stinson, who is believed to be based in the US, shared a photograph of a couple getting engaged on the Greek island of Santorini on Saturday night

Col shared the photograph on Twitter, in a bid to track down the mystery couple. He explained he had been watching the sunset on the Greek island 

The post has so far been shared more than 10,000 times as Twitter users attempt to help Col find the newly-engaged couple.

Social media users described the photograph, taken on Friday night, as ‘beautiful’, declaring that the couple would ‘love it’.

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One wrote ‘This is the cutest thing ever!!’, while another added: ‘Oh my gosh that’s so beautiful I hope the find it!!’.

Meanwhile, one Twitter user commented: ‘That’s a beautiful pic. I’m sure they would love this framed in their home. The scenery helps capture the moment. They’d love it.’ 

Other social media users were quick to comment on the photograph, describing the picture as ‘beautiful’. One described it as the ‘cutest thing ever’ 

The photograph was shared on Twitter on Saturday, but the couple do not appear to have come forward so far.

It comes after Santorni was voted the second most romantic place in the world, behind Paris.

The Greek island is known for its idyllic beaches, blue-topped buildings and jaw-dropping sunsets and is extremely popular with honeymooners.  

Venice and the Amalfi Coast were also on the list of top 20 most romantic places around the world, as voted by a poll of of travel experts and 2,000 members of the public. 

It comes after Santorini (pictured above) was voted the second most romantic location in a recent poll 



1. Paris, France

2. Santorini, Greece

3. Venice, Italy

4. Amalfi Coast, Italy

5. Maui, Hawaii, USA

6. Bruges, Belgium

7. Bora Bora, Tahiti, French Polynesia

8. Kirkjufell, Iceland

9. Cerf Island, Seychelles

10. The Gili Islands, Bali, Indonesia

11. St Petersburg, Russia

12. Agra and the Taj Mahal, India

13. Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland

14. Amsterdam, Netherlands

15. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

16. Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia

17. Big Sur, California, USA

18. San Francisco, USA

19. Fuji Five Lakes, Japan

20. Zanzibar, Tanzania


1. Fairy Pools, Glenbrittle, Isle of Skye

2. Grasmere, Lake District, England

3. City of Bath

4. Durdle Door, Dorset

5. Tresco, Isles of Scilly

6. Portmeirion, Gwynedd, Wales

7. Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds

8. Porthcurno, The Minack Theatre, Cornwall

9. Cambridge and the River Cam

10. Giant’s Causeway, N. Ireland

11. Windsor Castle, Windsor

12. Abereiddi’s Blue Lagoon, Wales

13. The Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland

14. Leeds Castle, Kent

15. Llyn Padarn (Llanberis), Wales

16. Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

17. The Falls of Bruar, Perth

18. Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh, Scotland

19. St Nectan’s Glen, Cornwall

20. City of Oxford

Source: Mills and Boon 

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