25 Aug-1 Sept 2018


OVERVIEW – Yoga Retreat Korcula Island

Yoga, activity, nature & culture

Desiree Ouellette is a yoga teacher from Longview, WA, that will be holding one of her international yoga adventures in Croatia! Visit Desiree’s website for more details and bio.

Imagine walking back in time through the ancient town of Korcula on the beautiful Croatian Island of Korcula. Swim in the crystal clear Adriatic Sea, savor the delectable olives and fresh pressed olive oil, sip the delicious local wines, soak up the rich history and remarkable Greek and Roman architecture. Enjoy conversations with the friendly locals.

Tradition is alive on Korcula, with age-old religious ceremonies, folk music and dances still being performed to the delight of tourists and local people.

It’s an ideal place for a rejuvenating yoga retreat in a Mediterranean atmosphere with swimming, hiking, walking, kayaking, relaxing in beautiful nature and exploring old villages and towns. Our main base is a beautiful villa by the sea.

Side by side luxury 4 star villas just minutes walk away from the Adriatic Sea shoreline. Each villa has a terrace pool and views of the sea. Many outdoor dining options and a shared sauna between the two.

Amenities: swimming pool, terraces equipped with deck chairs and sun umbrellas, sauna, jacuzzi, fitness room.

Hiking, cycling, kayaking, exploring…

Meals: healthy, delicious meals prepared by our private chef from the highest quality local ingredients.


  • Day 1: Arrival to Korcula
  • Day 2: Korcula walking. Yoga.
  • Day 3: Hvar Island hiking. Yoga.
  • Day 4: Peljesac Peninsula hiking. Winery visit. Yoga.
  • Day 5: Korcula cycling. Yoga.
  • Day 6: Mljet Island National Park walking & cycling. Yoga.
  • Day 7: Korcula sea kayaking. Yoga.
  • Day 8: Departure

DETAILED ITINERARY – Yoga Retreat Korcula Island

Day 1: Arrival to Korcula Island

Welcome to Croatia! Arrive to Split airport by 12 pm or meet the group in Split port for the last ferry to Korcula Island that leaves at 3 pm. If you wish to add a week of yoga and adventure with Desiree in the continental region of Croatia from August 18-25 2018 click here for more info!

Our villa is situated in a quiet bay close to Vela Luka town on Korcula Island. Welcome drink and dinner will be followed by a talk about our upcoming adventure. You will get to try the local specialties prepared by our wonderful chef that will be in charge of preparing delicious meals for us during this week. There will be time for a short first yoga session.

Day 2: Walking on Korcula Island. Yoga.

After a good nights’ rest we start our first activity day with morning yoga followed by exploring of wonderful Korcula Island and its hidden beauties. Vineyards, olive groves, quiet coves and small sandy beaches. In between the walking we will have time for swim breaks and beach activities.

Day 3: Hiking on Hvar Island. Yoga.

Today we take a ride and a ferry to the old town of Hvar town on Hvar Island. From the sea, we get the sight of a waterfront promenade strip bordered with a row of palm trees and seven centuries old walls, overtopped by the fortresses protecting Hvar. It’s an ancient town with a rich history, proud that it has the most sunny hours of all the islands in the Adriatic Sea. We will have time to explore Hvar before or after our walk on the island where we will enjoy the smell of pine forests and magnificent views of the sea and surrounding islands.

Day 4: Hiking on Peljesac Peninsula. Winery visit. Yoga.

Peljesac is one of the three largest Croatian peninsulas. Blessed with craggy mountains, sweeping valleys, idyllic coves and fine wines, it’s a glorious place to visit. Peljesac remains quaint and tranquil, it still lacks large hotels and big crowds which is exactly what we love. We will explore the island on foot and definitely visit one of the many wineries that can’t be missed. Peljesac wine is renowned throughout Croatia and is considered by many to be the country’s finest wine.

Depending on the group wishes and weather, we will choose between a softer walking route and a more challenging hiking route to the highest peak Sveti Ilija (St Elias) situated 961 meters (3152 feet) above sea level.

Day 5: Cycling on Korcula Island. Yoga.

Cycling is a great way to explore the beautiful nature of Korcula Island slowly, quietly and with awareness. After a morning yoga session we will prepare our bikes and start the ride through the local villages and vineyards. We will stop for optional light lunch in one of the charming local places. Definitely a day enjoying the outdoors, activity and local culture!

Day 6: Walking and cycling in Mljet Island National Park. Yoga.

Today we take a boat from Korcula to Mljet Island which has been proclaimed a national park because of its outstanding natural beauty, unique panoramic landscape, rich plant and animal life as well as cultural and historical heritage. Two salt water lakes surrounded by a lush, green forest, the larger one with a small island in the middle, make Mljet a spectacular location for hiking, cycling and swimming. We will walk and cycle on the island and take a boat to the small island with a 12th century Benedictine monastery.

Day 7: Sea kayaking on Korcula Island. Yoga.

This last day will be reserved for yoga, kayaking, swimming and beach activities. To celebrate our amazing week we will have a final dinner together and exchange experiences before saying goodbye to each other.


The itinerary of this is subject to change without prior notice. Our primary concern is the safety and comfort of our guests. Every reasonable effort will be made to operate the program as planned, but alterations may still occur due to weather conditions, water levels, group preferences and abilities and other exceptional situations.

Day 8: Departure

Today is the last day of our amazing retreat and we will take a boat back to Split. If you wish to spend more time in Croatia our feel free to contact us for recommendations.

PRICING – Yoga Retreat Korcula Island


For more info about the prices and booking conditions please see Desiree’s website HERE.

  • Daily yoga classes with Desiree
  • 7 nights’ villa accommodation
  • Tea, coffee, juice, fruit each morning before practice
  • 7 brunches & 6 group dinners
  • English speaking local staff
  • Round trip ferry from Split port to Vela Luka on Korcula Island
  • Round trip taxi from Vela Luka port to retreat villas
  • All local taxes included
  • Your round-trip airfare from home
  • Any alcoholic drinks or eating outside of the villa
  • Other non-included items would include souvenir shopping, personal phone calls, extra spa services, taxis, laundry, and tips for the villa staff
  • Personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance.


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