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8 Days Nutrition, Excursions and Yoga Retreat in Croatia

  • Korcula, Dalmatia, Croatia


Yoga Retreat in Croatia

Are you looking for an inspiring yoga holiday under the Mediterranean sun? Do you want to go somewhere where you can roll out your yoga mat by the sea in the morning, explore secluded beautiful beaches and unspoiled island's nature in the afternoon, and cleanse your body with organic vegetarian / vegan / raw food and detox juices? Then this seaside body, mind, and soul nourishing yoga holiday is perfect for you!

Experience a refreshing and exciting retreat

You will experience the joys of yoga practice combined with meditation and breathing exercises, hiking through amazing unspoiled nature of the island and neighboring Peljesac peninsula, culinary tour, wine tour, sightseeing, excursions, visit to organic olive grove farm and wild herbs workshop - where you will be able to learn about culinary use and medical benefits of Mediterranean herbs.


  • Daily yoga morning and evening sessions
  • Visit to biodiverse ecological olive grove farm
  • Tours around the islands of Korcula and Mljet
  • Bicycle wine tour with winegrower in Peljesac peninsula
  • Wild Mediterranean herbs workshop with an expert
  • Healthy nutrition- fresh organic meals
  • Lunch in 500-year old wine cellar
  • 7 nights accommodation

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 8.

  • 8 days with instruction
  • English
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The host venue for the eight days is based in a lovely family run guesthouse built in traditional stone style but with a spacious contemporary interior. Only located few meters from the sea, most rooms and dining area are overlooking the sea.

Three of the bedrooms have sea view. Bedrooms are attractive and simply designed. Most come with private bathrooms. Two rooms share a bathroom. Room options are four double rooms (single or double occupancy possible) and two twin rooms (double occupancy only). The venue is located on the outskirts of the beautiful, lively ancient Korcula town.

Korcula is an enchanting Mediterranean island belonging to the central Dalmatian (Croatia) archipelago. The island is known for its crystal blue sea lush Mediterranean vegetation of pine wood, wild herbs, orange, lemon, mandarin and pomegranate trees, secluded little bays and endless wild fields, olive groves and vineyards, picturesque villages, and for the captivating beauty of the ancient stone town of Korcula. There are many charming and breathtaking islets surrounding the island as well.

Short history of Korcula island

Korcula has a long, rich history. According to legend, it was founded by Trojan hero Antenor in the 12th century BC. The island was first settled by Mesolithic and Neolithic peoples 20,000 years ago and is well known for its archeological finds from that era.

The name of the island comes from ancient Greek times, when the Greek colonists from Corfu (Corcyra) founded a small colony on the island in the 6th century BC. The Greeks named it Melaina Korkyra ("Black Corfu) after their homeland and the dense pine wood forests that Korcula is covered with.

The island became part of the Roman province of Illyricum after the Illyrian Wars (220 BC to 219 BC). Roman migration followed and Roman citizens arrived on the island. The Great Migrations of the 6th and 7th centuries brought Slavic invasions into this region

In the 12th century Korula was conquered by the Venetians, incorporated briefly into the Venetian Republic and rechristened Curzola. The Statute of Korula was first drafted in 1214, largely guaranteeing the autonomy of the island. The town statute also prohibited slavery, making Korcula one of the first places in the world to outlaw the practice.

Today, Korcula is often called Marco Polo Island, since the town is revered for being the possible birthplace and residence of one of the greatest travelers in world history.

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 8 days guidance of the retreat leader
  • Healthy vegetarian, vegan, and raw food meals- breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Daily morning and evening yoga classes
  • Excursion to National Natural Park of Mlijet
  • Ferry tickets from / to the Split/Dubrovnik port to / from the island of Korcula
  • Transfer from / to the port of Korcula to / from the accommodation
  • Tours around the island of Korcula and Peljesac peninsula
  • Visit to ecological olive grove and Wild herbs workshop

You are invited to a week-long of yoga and active holiday, relaxation, and great fun. Yoga, meditation, healthy nutrition, and hiking trips are just few of the activities offered during the retreat. The group attending the holiday will be encouraged to open up to one another and to themselves. The retreat serves as both short training to help you get started on your spiritual path as well as a great way to relax, meet new people, and just experience a fun and active holiday!

Retreat with island aficionados

The experienced team will provide you with personal services to ensure that your stay is comfortable, pleasurable, and effortless. The staffs extensive local knowledge ensures that you will enjoy the best authentic sights, flavors and experiences.

Yoga classes

You will able to attend morning yoga classes every day. While strengthening physical body, your mind will be balanced simultaneously. The morning session will be an energizing, dynamic 1.5 hours of yoga practice to start your day, including Surya Namaskar (sun salutations). Meanwhile, the one hour evening session is designed with a more restorative, calmer approach to end your day and to reflect on it. Think Pranayama, restorative, yoga Nidra.

Yoga teacher always available

A professional yoga teacher will always lead the sessions and help you improve. Each session has time devoted to meditation, self-awareness, and consciousness. You will be able to learn more about yoga, meditation and other techniques during the week. Moreover, the teacher will be there to answer all your questions at any time.

Yoga styles

You can expect a fusion of Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Hatha style practice as well as the use of breathing techniques such as Pranayama in the classes. Each session has time devoted to meditation, self-awareness, and consciousness.

Tea time and reflections each evening

The schedule is designed in a way that every day is a new experience. At the evening tea time you can discuss and reflect on the experience that you had throughout the day.

Sample daily schedule

  • 07:30 Freshly squeezed detox juice
  • 08:00 Meditation
  • 08:15 Morning yoga class
  • 09:30 Breakfasts
  • 11:00 Daily activities, tours and / or free time with lunch
  • 17:45 Evening yoga class
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Tea time and reflection

Each evening, your next day schedule with activities, tours, and excursions will be brought to your room or will be given to you during tea time. You can just relax and the organizer will take care of everything for you.

Yoga for everyone

The Mediterranean yoga holiday is perfect for everyone who:

  • Loves nature and want to recharge their batteries under the Mediterranean sun.
  • Wants to detox body and mind and achieve harmony.
  • Wants to rediscover and reconnect with themselves.
  • Wants to feel joy and awaken their senses while learning, exploring and having fun.
  • Wants a relaxation break from the daily grind of urban life.

Arrival by airplane

You have two options, namely flying to Split or Dubrovnik Airport. You can decide for yourself which option is better and less costly for you.

If you decide to fly to Split, you will be taking a bus from Split airport to Split port which takes about 30 minutes. From Split port to Korcula you have to take a ferry. The journey takes about 2,5 hours and ferry leaves to Korcula only once a day. Therefore, your flight should arrive no later than 2 p.m. in order to be on time for the boat transfer to the Island Korcula. Ferry tickets are included in the price.

If you decide to fly to Dubrovnik,you will be taking a bus from Dubrovnik airport to Dubrovnik port. From Dubrovnik port to Korcula you have to take a ferry. The journey takes about 2,5 hours and ferry leaves to Korcula only once a day. Therefore, your flight should arrive no later than 2 p.m. in order to be on time for the boat transfer to the Island Korcula. Another option is that we arrange a shuttle transfer for you. Shuttle will be sent to pick you up from the airport and to bring you all the way to your accommodation on Korcula Island. The entire journey from Dubrovnik airport-door to door takes about 2 hours including a short ferry transfer. However the shuttle journey from / to Dubrovnik is not included in the price of your yoga holiday.


Boat transfer from / to the port of Split / Dubrovnik to / from the accommodation is provided. Moreover Joy of the Mediterranean will be happy to assist you with finding the best option and the least costly price for a shuttle transfer from Dubrovnik airport to Korcula island. Feel free to send them an email and they will be happy to organize the journey for you. Please note that the shuttle transfer from / to Dubrovnik airport to/from Korcula is not included in the price.

Group size

4 - 8 persons.

Only small groups of 4-8 participants are accommodated for the organizers staff to fully devote themselves to making this yoga holiday an enriching, enchanting, and delightfully charming experience for the guests.

Itinerary information

Yoga classes are held outside. If on some days the weather does not allow it, the yoga practice will be held indoors.

Course information

Please note that the program is adaptable to any age or level from beginners to advance yogis. The instructors will share knowledge, create, and adapt the classes to satisfy each individuals needs, so that the experience becomes comfortable and safe as well as supports development of everyone. Moreover, all yoga classes and the entire holiday will be conducted in English.

Admission requirements

All yoga holiday participants will fill out questionnaires to allow the organizer to prepare sufficiently and be aware of the yoga experience as well as health conditions of the group.

Seasonal information

May: 20 degrees Celsius, 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

June: 24 degrees Celsius, 72 degrees Fahrenheit.

End of August until mid-September: 25 degrees Celsius, 77 degrees Fahrenheit.

October: 20 degrees Celsius, 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

Accommodation request

The sea-front rooms are allocated on a strictly first come, first served basis. A special offer is also available for couples / friends at 2190 EUR (double room-low season) and 2325 EUR (double room-high season). Kindly send a message to the organizer regarding these concerns.

What to bring

Guests are advised to bring comfortable clothes for yoga. Comfortable clothes that can be layered for hiking should be brought along as well. Hiking shoes, sneakers, or any kind of comfortable shoe in which you will be able to walk should be also be packed. A yoga mat for each guest is advised, too. Those intending to swim should bring their swimwear to be able to enjoy the water.

If you are coming in spring or autumn months, it can still be surprisingly warm and a bit warmer clothes to be used that you will need in the morning or evening will not be necessary in the warm midday sunshine.

Special menu request

Please let Joy of the Mediterranean know upon the booking if you are strictly vegetarian, vegan, or raw and / or if you have any special dietary requests or needs. The chef will be happy to produce a menu specifically tailored to your individual needs and beliefs.

Responsible tourism

The unspoiled nature of the island of Korcula provides rich and diverse flora and fauna. The organizer supports the development of eco-tourism as well as socially and environmentally responsible travel!

Passport / visa

Kindly check with the Croatian Embassy in your country whether or not you are required to obtain a visa to visit Croatia.

Additional information

For more information, ask your questions directly to Joy of the Mediterranean who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.

Hike through Korculas lush and unspoiled wild fields, enjoy the crystal clear blue sea and the hidden bays of breathtaking beauty, and site see your way around the ancient and well-preserved old stone town of Korcula. You can also experience excursions to the magical nature park of island Mlijet with salt lakes, bicycle wine tour to famous Croatian wine region on Peljesac, and most of all to discover all the joys of Mediterranean and have a lot of fun in the process.

  • Accident and travel insurance
  • Flights to Dubrovnik or Split Airport
  • Transfer from the Split/Dubrovnik airport to Split/Dubrovnik Sea Port
  • Taxi Transfer from Dubrovnik Airport to Korcula

You will be enjoying three meals per day, composed of healthy, seasonal, organic vegetarian / vegan / raw food along with freshly prepared healthy, homemade raw snack delights, detox juices, and evening herbal tea. The experienced chef will be spoiling you with delicious and nutritious meals with a Mediterranean touch.

Fresh local produce

Fruit and vegetables served during your stay will be locally-grown, seasonal, organic foods from small local ecological farms and gardens, which will be combined with freshly picked Mediterranean herbs.

Homemade bread and local cheese

Bread will be homemade using ecological flour and the cheese will be supplied by local goat farmers. The cold pressed extra virgin ecological olive oil from Korcula will be used as well.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Raw food
  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

You have the option to book massages with Mediterranean essential organic oils or classical Thai massage.

Optional tours

You may seek for tour assistance from the organizer any time for additional costs.

  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • Spa
  • Wine tasting
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Beach
  • Beach nearby
  • Cafe
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Meditation garden
  • Picnic area
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Bicycle rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Tour assistance
For information about the booking conditions, please send Joy of the Mediterranean an inquiry.
  • Review by Helen Baumer from Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "The yoga retreat combined the most unbelievable and perfect set of experiences it was possible to pack into three and a bit days! We had the enormous privilege of getting to know not one but many wonderful, special people, all of whom had realised their dreams of living outside the ratrace of commercial life. I was hugely impressed by the inner contentment and great plant knowledge of the olive grower and olive oil producer who had cleared her land herself to free the olive trees and all the other native herbs and health-giving plants. The afternoon spent at her olive farm was unforgettable. Chef Dejan’s dedication in combining all his varied knowledge of different vegan, vegetarian and healthfood cooking to provide us with absolutely delicious meals throughout the retreat was supplemented in my case by lovingly prepared healthy teas to ensure that I would soon recover from my dreadful chest complaint – much appreciated, Dejan! My special appreciation goes to Mojca for her vision in putting together such a unique package, her untiring work on countless details throughout the retreat, her loving concern for and interest in each and every participant and her excellent yoga sessions. " website, edited

  • Review by Leonie
    10 out of 10


    "My friend and I just spent a wonderful long weekend in Korcula learning about Yoga. It was a truly relaxing and uplifting experience and one that I can highly recommend. We were both quite new to Yoga having dabbled in Yoga and Pilates a little in the past, and found Mojce a truly inspiring and fun teacher. You will never do Yoga in more beautiful surroundings usually by the sea, but once in the most amazing ecological olive grove, surrounded by fragrant plants and flowers and soft breeze. We picked a really hot week, and so the hiking that was planned we gratefully cut back a little, but this meant we had energy to swim every morning, it's truly a few steps from the house to the sea, in crystal clear waters looking up to the town of Korcula across the bay. A massage session was included and we walked to a 5 star SPA and each had an hour and half massage by a very competent Ayurvedic masseuse. Heaven. Also included was an afternoon on a boat with the charming Mario who took us around the neighbouring islands which he had grown up in and was very knowledgable about and then BBQ'd some fresh fish for us. All week we were fed delicious nutritious meals cooked by the company's own excellent chef, everything was local and freshly picked or selected and looked great too. I highly recommend anyone into Yoga or thinking of getting into Yoga to book this wonderful experience. I haven't even mentioned the beautiful town and island of Korcula but it's worth going just to explore them too. "

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  • Review by Karen Coleman from Ireland
    10 out of 10

    "I took a weekend retreat with my sister at Joy of the Mediterranean’s place in Korcula, Croatia in June 2016. We both had a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend Joy of the Med. You don’t just get excellent yoga classes from Mojca. You also get fantastic food from the Joy’s five-star chef Dejan, a blissful massage at Korcula’s luxurious spa, guided walk tours through Korcula’s fabulous old town and stunning surroundings, a fun-filled trip on a boat exploring local islands swimming and eating freshly-grilled fish cooked by the boat’s captain, and an unforgettable day exploring a local organic olive farm followed by a five star meal. All in all - Magic!"

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  • Review by Annamarie from Ireland
    10 out of 10

    "I can definitely say that I had a truly wonderful experience during my time at the Yoga Wellness Weekend. "

    "The location was really beautiful. "

    "The food was amazing, prepared with love and great knowledge and understanding by Dejan. I really felt nourished when I ate his creations."

    "The Ayervedic treatment was wonderful. I felt and looked ten years younger afterwards."

    "The excursion to the olive grove was fun and informative. It is a beautiful setting for yoga despite a little trouble from the cats, but that just made the experience more memorable. And the food at Olive grove owner’s house afterwards was outstanding. It really was a feast."

    "The yoga with Mojca is awesome. I felt so warmly welcomed by her. She is a beautiful person with a lot of knowledge and experience of yoga. I learned so much from her without ever feeling that I was being spoken down to or patronized. She has a great sense of humor and made me laugh a lot which is not always the case while being taught yoga by someone of her calibre. She really is an inspirational person."

    "I feel very privileged to have been able to take part in the Weekend. Thank you so much."

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  • Review by Katrine Randin

    "We had a most wonderful weekend at Joy of the Mediterranean in June; great yoga classes and the best food. I will recommend this place to anyone."

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  • Review by Heini from Finland
    10 out of 10

    "I spent a week with Mojca and Yoga on the beautiful island of Korcula in Croatia. The week exceeded all my expectations. My room was lovely, just a few steps from the water so I could easily take a morning swim. Everything was clean and safe in Korcula, which made it easier for me to really relax. Our lovely chef created the most tasteful, nourishing, organic and self-made dishes I have tasted. I didn't go hungry and my body was happy :) . The yoga classes were well planned, conducted and were always in time, appreciated. Mojca is a kind but in a subtle way determined teacher that respects you as you are. She took into account the few wishes we had, like to teach me head stand! There was a balanced amount of information about the yoga "principles" and the classes varied enough to keep you alert but not too relaxed. I found all Mojca's instructions understandable and clear and the idea of different locations for the practises lovely. The activities besides yoga and the meals were also well organised and there were alternatives when the weather didn't e.g. allow cycling. The trip to an olive grove where we had the evening yoga was extra ordinary and the visit to another island both exciting and relaxing. To put my experience of the week in one word: Beautiful. Thank you", edited

  • Review by Chad from USA
    10 out of 10

    "The weekend was absolutely incredible! The whole experience was just amazing. Mojca felt like an old friend. We had lots to talk about. She was knowledgeable about the island and history which was super interesting to us. The olive grove was also an amazing experience. We love learning about plants/herbs and what they can do for your body. It was just amazing. Then practicing yoga under the olive trees and next to the sea was just so cool! There was enough amazing food with everything handmade and from the garden. Thinking about it makes my mouth water :) "

    "The weekend was splendid. I can't say enough amazing things about it. . "

    "Thanks for offering such a wonderful weekend. We'll never forget it. "

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  • Review by Tamara from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "It was a lovely and amazing week. I felt calmer and a lot stronger, resolved to find a better balance of work and life."

    "Thank you Mojca and the team for all of your support, wisdom and love. Thank you for all of the delicious food :-). "

    "It was a very special week and I'd love to return next year."

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  • Review by Evita Buturovica from Croatia

    "It was a great experience! It was a combination of relaxation/yoga exercise/cultural experience - all in one package. Mojca was helpful in everything and Dan (the chef) prepared delicious and healthy food. I enjoyed it!", edited

  • Review by Emer from Ireland
    10 out of 10

    "Its amazing what you can get out of four short days.On arrival it was clear we had made the right decision about how to spend the first few days of our holiday. The combination of yoga, the events arranged for us, the truly divine food, and the great company of Dejan, Mojca, and Nancy was a total treat. Ive practiced yoga for some time and my partner hadnt done much yoga before. We both learned from Mojcas teaching and enjoyed classes that challenged and rested us, held at a beautiful secret waterside location. The range of trips, treats, and events made exploring Korcula and beyond hassle-free, opening up some experiences we probably wouldnt have had otherwise. Dejan is a host and chef extraordinaire! He is a regarded chef whose deep passion for fresh, healthy, and tasty food brings him to these retreats for the summer months. I have never met anyone so particular about creating the best food from source to plate, and on top of that he is a true gentleman. All in all, I didnt want to leave at the end and felt like Id had a week of holiday after 3 days. If none of the above appeals to you, go for the team. Im glad to have come to Joy of the Mediterranean just to have met these three wonderful, fun and generous people."

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  • Review by Monique and Thijs from The Netherlands

    "It was really an outstanding experience, a perfect program and organisation and Mojca and the team were a wonderful company! We enjoyed Yoga at the beach, boat trip, the quiet hikes in the beautiful surroundings, all the informations about the island and the wild herbs, the unbelievable tasty food and a really perfect massage. We laughed a lot during the retreat, had good talks - all in all recommendable! We would always chose again for this experience and these beautiful people. Thanks a lot! It was magic...;-)" website, edited

  • Review by Vronique from Geneva, Switzerland

    "What a great experience!Let's take things one by one.The first contact was by email, with Medeja who was so helpful giving me all details I needed for the trip and for organization.Then Mojca entered the scene asking me questions so as to be able to know me a bit regarding my yoga practice, food preferences and so on.The color was already given: a personalized service given by people loving what they do!When I arrived in the lovely island of Korcula I was immediately in love with the place and warmly welcomed by Mojca. My room was 20 seconds away from a nice spot to swim, a real dream.Yoga classes were excellent, given in different lovely spots. Having them in a small group was a very special experience. She could give what we needed to feel good and to improve according to "where we are at that moment". And on top of that, all the extras were of top quality and total pleasure for me: the long and beautiful massage I will never forget, the boat trip, the walking starting from the house, the discovery of the olive grove and the dinner at the farm. Everything optional (would be a shame to miss it, but you have the choice, it's all about you). Of course Dan is not to be forgotten. Our cook was preparing us our morning juice and our meals with so much care, creativity and love. My final word is to say thank you to all the team and participants: it was a privilege to spend those few days with you." website, edited

  • Review by Jess from London, UK

    "The Joy of the Mediterranean yoga course is the perfect mix of strengthening postures, meditation and relaxation. Our teacher, Mojca, the course's founder, was very attentive to the needs of everyone in the group and was very good at providing guidance and explanation as well as encouragement to explore your personal boundaries whatever your standard. There is really nothing better than unfolding your mat every morning to the stunning backdrop of sea and mountains in Korcula; the surroundings are second to none. The accommodation was a good distance away from the bustling Korcula town and more conducive to relaxing and swimming at a safe distance from the big boats. The food was absolutely excellent: from the freshly cooked vegetarian meals provided at home every day to the, local "agro-tourism " trip to a local farm restaurant, and the home-cooked dinner at the hoouse of Dianne, who owns the wonderful ecological farm we visited - the food was an absolute highlight. The boat trip excursion was also great and shouldn't be missed! I would absolutely recommend Joy of the Mediterranean to all yogis, whatever your standard. I came home feeling relaxed and rejuvenated and I can't wait to go back!" website, edited

  • Review by Antolina

    "I had a very relaxing get-away weekend at Korcula! Great staff and hospitality. I enjoyed everything, especially the relaxing atmosphere, beautiful views and nice hiking and tours. Yoga was just right for me and especially meditation.The only thing I missed was bottled water and maybe tea and some fruits or nuts in the room, and more strict detox and raw food meals! I did not expect to have white bread, pasta or potatoes or tastings of alcohol - olive oil tasting would be more suitable and maybe some snacks while waiting for dinner (which was running a bit too late every night). Fantastic massage! But 90 minutes would be more than enough.I missed some free time for relaxing on my own. Maybe one tour could be optional on Saturday or Sunday? Also I missed out on the first session of yoga on Thursday, when I arrived 18.30 with the only boat from Dubrovnik. Maybe start yoga a little later and shorter session the first day so everyone can join and have a later dinner and/or some snacks before?I can and will warmly recommend Joy of Mediterranean, and will be glad to come again soon! This trip was much needed and I feel re-energized and stronger! Thank you!" website, edited

Korčula-Dalmatia, Croatia

Joy of the Mediterranean offers Mediterranean yoga holidays by the seaside to nourish the body, mind, and soul!

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