Santorini: It’s Not Just in Greece

Why are people so in love with Santorini? It’s the most popular island in Greece, and it may even be the most popular island in the world. People love this place simply because of its spectacular sceneries and the history that comes with it. However, did you know that you can also find Santorini-like places in the Philippines? Yes, you read that right, places. Not just Greek-inspired places, we have all sorts of beautiful sceneries here that will make you think of retiring in the Philippines! From ancient ruins to beautiful beaches, we have them all


First on our list is Balesin Island Club. This destination of unmatched natural beauty is located in Polilo, Quezon, off the eastern coast of Luzon and is designed to recreate some of the most beautiful and alluring destinations around the world. Plus, it was also designed keeping the environment in mind in order to keep the place in perfect harmony with its surroundings. Enter this 500-hectare tropical island paradise and you might just never want to leave!




Next up is Camp Netanya, a Greek-themed resort located in the tropical paradise of Anilao, Batangas. Experience staying in Santorini-inspired villas with a touch of classic warm Filipino hospitality. Here, you can also expect amazing sunset views from their gorgeous infinity pool and delicious food. For adventurers out there, this resort has access to Anilao’s world-class diving and snorkeling sites, fun family activities, and hiking trips to Mt. Gulugod Baboy. What’s not to love?



Here it is, ancient ruins! There is something that is simply very captivating when it comes to abandoned places. Knowing that it has once been a place full of life and laughter makes people eager to visit and get a glimpse and feel of that once glorious place. This beautiful relic can be found on Fortune Island located at Nasugbu, Batangas. To fully enjoy your visit to this place, here are some things you can do: find a spot to relax and enjoy the view, trek to the lighthouse, snorkel in the island’s pristine waters, scuba dive, take pictures, and set up camp at night to end the day.



Another destination with Santorini-inspired architecture, named Bellaroca Island Resort and Spa, can be found in Marinduque Island. Like the resorts mentioned above, this is a place where civilization meets the sea. With its rolling terrain contrasting with the azure sky and the clear water in its surroundings, Bellarocca truly offers a unique and fantastic experience unlike any other place in the Philippines. So for expats looking for a little bit of Greece, visiting this place might just make retiring in the Philippines the best decision you’ve ever made!

Vitalis White Sands, a place as beautiful as its name. Combining contemporary design, seaside charm, and top-of-the-line service with the romantic allure of the North, this place really does have it all. Located near a local fishing village in Sabangan Santiago, Ilocos Sur, guests will get a glimpse of the simple living and how life was lived a hundred years ago. Just like any other place, Vitalis has its own charm, and what a charming place it truly is!


The Philippines is a beautiful place full of natural wonders just waiting to be discovered. Just imagine, who would’ve thought that Santorini could also be found here? Places themed and recreated not just for the benefit of the locals, but also for foreigners who are looking for unique and beautiful places to visit. So if you’re looking for the perfect place to settle down after retirement, why not think about retiring in the Philippines? Live in a place full of life and love with beautiful people and an explosion of cultures. Here, you will never have to part with your adventurous spirit. Take the first step with us at We at ELRAP will be with you every step of the way!

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