Experience Greece In The Philippines At These Beautiful And Insta-Worthy Resorts
Greece is a beautiful group of islands that have become popular among tourists for its Byzantine architecture, the ports of Mykonos, and the panoramic views of Santorini.
The iconic style of houses in Santorini are one of the most popular highlights when traveling to Greece. The way the buildings are built on the collapsed caldera that borders the Aegean Sea make for a nice view and a unique photo opportunity.
If you’re drawn to this particular feature of Santorini, might as well check out these three resorts a couple of hours away from Manila.
Camp Netanya Resort & Spa
Batangas is home to countless of beach resorts, each boasting their own themes and motifs to complement every travelers taste. If you’re looking for a clean, white-washed ambiance, reminiscent of the pearly structures of Santorini, check out this hidden gem in Anilao.
Camp Netanya Resort & Spa is a luxury resort that offers a whole lot of activities and relaxation opportunities. The property faces the sea, and is made up of rooms stacked on top of each other in that Santorini fashion. Contrasting the cleanness of the façade is throngs of towering trees, making the property look like a pearl standing out in the mountain.
They have a number of accommodation options to accommodate a couple, a family, or a big group. They also have day tour packages that affords you access to their infinity pool, a kayak trip, and a lunch treat from Greeka All Day Dining Restaurant.
You’ll never run out of things to do, too. If you’re done lounging around their infinity pool or eating up their delicious Greek food offerings, you can also ask to be brought to amazing diving and snorkeling sites in Anilao, or on a nice hike up Mt. Gulugod Baboy.
Location: Bauan - Mabini Rd, Mabini, Anilao, Batangas
Contact number: +63 939 7535 074, +63 927 8954 092
For bookings: campnetanya.com.ph
Greek meets Filipino in this beautiful and luxurious resort hidden in Ilocos Sur. The whole property and is patterned after the signature Greek architectural style, with the rooms and villas perched high on the mountains with breathtaking views of the sea and the Santiago cove. The facade is built to bring that Santorini feels, with nooks and crannies reminiscent of walking the streets of the Greek island.
Apart from the picturesque environment that the white-washed walls afford the travelers, there are also numerous water activities—from enjoying their infinity pool, to lounging on your own private pool with astounding views, to spending hours on the powdery white sands of the beach.
There’s also the Vitalis Hilltop adventure, where you can ride a thrilling zipline or visit their petting zoo, a wellness retreat for those looking to unwind and relax, and Mediterranean cuisine available at the Petra restaurant for the complete Santorini experience.
Location: Sabangan, Santiago, Ilocos Sur
Contact number: +639 778 845 527, +63 (77) 6046868
For bookings: www.vitalisvillas.ph/vitalis/
Sundowners Vacation Villas
Beautiful views, a peaceful getaway, and a unique Santorini experience are the promises of Sundowners Vacation Villas. Unwind in beautifully designed villas and lounge in areas that are tastefully made to emulate the Santorini vibe. Clean structures and blue accents dominate the area, whisking you back to the streets of Santorini.
Guests can enjoy the infinity pool that faces the sea, lounge chairs surrounding the pool area for sunbathing or chilling, and a peaceful place to escape from the city. The property is located in Pangasinan and offers to arrange for a tour guide that will take you different tourist spots in Bolinao.
Sundowners offer a home-away-from-home experience, since most of its villas are spacious and come with their own kitchens and dining tables. There are many options for couples and for bigger groups such as families, and villas with their own private pools with overlooking views of the sea.
They are pet-friendly, too, so don’t forget to bring your dogs or cats along!
Location: Luciente 1, Bolinao, Pangasinan
Contact number: (0927) 775 9942, (0977) 859 7299, (02) 964 5108
For bookings: sundowners.ph/
Cover photo from Vitalis Villas