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8 Day Detox and Wellbeing Yoga Holiday on the Mediterranean Island of Korcula, Adriatic Sea
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Put Sv. Nikole 36, 20260 Korcula, Croatia

Relaxing Yoga Holiday Croatia

Joy of the Mediterranean invites you to join them for an amazing yoga holiday experience of total relaxation, rejuvenation and detox week on the gorgeous Mediterranean Island of Korcula in the southern part of Dalmatia (Croatia). You will experience the joys of yoga practice combined with meditation and breathing exercises, healthy vegetarian and vegan nutrition, hiking through amazing unspoiled nature of the island, excursion to the Natural park of island Mljet, culinary tour, boat trip to neighbouring islets, sightseeing, visit to organic honey farm, 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.

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  • Twice daily yoga sessions
  • Nutritional advice by the chef
  • Tours around the island of Korcula
  • Boat trip to a secluded beaches and excursion to National Natural Park of Mljet
  • Visit to organic honey farm with a presentation on the amazing life of the bees
  • Visit to organic olive grove with wild herbs workshop
  • Transfer to and from the port of Korcula
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

8 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Dutch
Group size: 4-8 participants
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The host venue for eight days is based in a lovely family run guesthouse built in a 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 views. Bedrooms are attractive and simply designed. Most of the rooms come with private bathrooms. Two rooms share a bathroom. Room options are four double rooms for single or double occupancy and two twin rooms for double occupancy only. The venue is located on the outskirts of the beautiful, lively ancient Korcula town.


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 a 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.

Joy of the Mediterranean hosts small groups only, 4-10 participants, so they can fully devote themselves to making this yoga holiday an enriching, enchanting and delightfully charming experience.

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.

Yoga classes

You will be able to attend morning yoga classes every day. While strengthening physical body, your mind will be balanced simultaneously.

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.

Yoga teacher

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.

Daily yoga class

The morning session will be an energizing, dynamic 1.5 hours of yoga practice to start your day, including Surya Namaskar (sun salutations). The 1 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.

Please note that the program is adaptable to any age or level from beginners to advanced; you will share knowledge, create and adapt the classes in such a way that it will satisfy each individual needs so that it is comfortable, safe and supports development.

You will be able to learn more about yoga, meditation, and other techniques during the week and the teacher will be there to answer all your questions at any time.

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

Yoga classes will be outside, but if on some days the weather does not allow it you will practice yoga indoors. All yoga classes and the entire holiday will be conducted in English.

Sample daily schedule

  • 07:30 Freshly squeezed detox juice
  • 08:00 - 09:30 Morning yoga class
  • 09:30 Breakfasts
  • 11:00 - 17:45 Daily activities, tours, and/or free time (in between lunch will be served around 13:30)
  • 17:45 - 18:45 Evening yoga class
  • 19:00 Diner
  • 20:00 Tea time and reflection

Each evening your next day schedule with activities, tours, excursions will be brought to your room or will be given to you during a tea time. You don't have to take care of anything, you can just relax and Joy of the Mediterranean will take care of everything for you.

Included excursions

During the retreat, Joy of the Mediterranean will invite you not only practice yoga, meditation and other body and mind therapy forms, but also explore the beautiful island of Korcula, neighboring peninsula of Peljesac, and a national natural park of island Mljet with its salt lakes and a Benedictine monastery.


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Retreat location

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.

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 found from that era. The name of the island comes from ancient Greek times when the Greek colonists from Corfu or Corcyra founded a small colony on the island in the sixth century BC. The Greeks named it Melaina Korkyra or Black Corfu after their homeland and the dense pinewood forests that Korcula is covered with.

The island became part of the Roman province of Illyricum after the Illyrian wars from 220 BC to 219 BC. Roman migration followed and Roman citizens arrived on the island. The great migrations of the sixth and seventh centuries brought Slavic invasions into this region. In the 12th century, Korcula was conquered by the Venetians, incorporated briefly into the Venetian Republic and rechristened Curzola.

The statute of Korcula 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 the world history.

Unique features


  • Boating
  • Hiking
  • Massage


  • Beach
  • Kitchen
  • Terrace


  • Free Wi-Fi

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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You will enjoy three meals per day, composed of healthy, seasonal, organic vegetarian, or vegan or raw food along with freshly prepared healthy, homemade raw snack delights, detox juices, and evening herbal tea.

The experienced chef has a true love and deep knowledge of healthy food. He is exceptional and he always loves to share his knowledge with the participants.

He will concentrate on the nutritional, healthy value of the locally grown, fresh Mediterranean food and will be spoiling you with delicious, nutritious meals, with a Mediterranean touch. Please note that on this retreat, there will be no sugar used in foods, as well as no meat and alcohol served.

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.

Additionally, since the retreat location is on the Mediterranean coast, fish and seafood can be occasionally served upon request or during the culinary tour.

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 to supplement the meals.

Special dietary requests

Many times, participants have special dietary requests or allergies, and the chef has to prepare an additional menu just for that person on top of regular meals.

Therefore, special dietary requests can be communicated upfront or can be accommodated for additional fees. Please send an inquiry to Joy of the Mediterranean for more information.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Tea
  • Detox juices

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Raw food
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

For optional tours, you may seek for tour assistance from Joy of the Mediterranean any time for additional costs. For example, with Korcula being a famous wine region, you can book a bicycle wine tour guided by experts on the free day.

Spa treatments

During the retreat, you have the option to book massages with Mediterranean essential organic oils or classical Thai massage for additional costs.

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 8 days guidance of the retreat leader
  • Daily morning and evening yoga classes (14 yoga sessions)
  • Boat trip to secluded beaches with a yoga class on a secluded island and a fish picnic on the boat
  • Nutritional advice by the chef
  • Excursion to National Natural Park of Mljet
  • Healthy vegetarian, vegan, and raw food breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Tours around the island of Korcula
  • Transfer from and to the port of Korcula to and from the accommodation
  • Visit an organic olive grove with wild herbs workshop and a yoga class in the middle of the olive grove
  • Lunch in an old stone house in the village next to the olive grove
  • Visit an organic honey farm with a presentation on the amazing life of the bees
  • Toiletries: complementary organic soap and organic body wash
  • A small bottle of organic lavender essential oil

What's not included

  • Accident and travel insurance
  • Airfare to Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) or Split Airport (SPU)
  • Transfer from Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) or Split Airport (SPU) to Split or Dubrovnik seaport
  • Ferry tickets from and to Split or Dubrovnik seaport to and from Korcula port
  • Massages with Mediterranean essential organic oils or a classical Thai massage
  • Shuttle transfer with door-to-door service from Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) to Korcula accommodation. This transfer is possible from Dubrovnik only, and not from Split. If you wish this transfer to be arranged please contact Joy of the Mediterranean, and they will help you with booking it.

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) or Split Airport (SPU).

If you decide to fly to Dubrovnik, you can take a bus or a taxi from Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) to Dubrovnik port which takes about 30 minutes. While deciding to fly to Split, you can take a bus or a taxi from Split Airport (SPU) to Split port.

Arrival by ferry/boat

From Split port to Korcula or from Dubrovnik port to Korcula, you have to take a ferry. The journey from Split harbour takes about two and a half hours and the ferry leaves to Korcula only twice a day. The ferry journey from Dubrovnik takes about one hour and 45 minutes, and the ferry leaves once a day.

Therefore, regardless of which of the two above airports you decide to fly to, your flight should arrive no later than 2 p.m. in order to be on time for the boat transfer to the island Korcula.

From Dubrovnik Airport (DBV), Joy of the Mediterranean can arrange a shuttle transfer for you. The 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 (DBV), door to door, takes about three hours including a short ferry transfer. However, the shuttle journey from and to Dubrovnik is not included in the price.

For further information please send an inquiry to Joy of the Mediterranean.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.
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