8 Days Detox Yoga Retreat in enchanting national park on Mljet Island/Croatia with Healthy Nutrition Cooking Classes and Hiking trips

Event Highlights

  • Joy of the Mediterranean's yoga holiday is perfect for everyone who loves nature and wants to recharge their batteries surrounded by beautiful nature, detox body and mind and achieve harmony, rediscover and reconnect with themselves, feel the joy and awaken their senses while learning, exploring and having fun. This is a great retreat for anyone who wants a relaxation break from the daily grind of urban life.
  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Healthy nutrition vegan and vegetarian cooking classes
  • Walking excursions around National Natural Park of Mljet
  • Learn how to make traditional Mljet's pasta (Mljet's makaruli) - workshop led by a local women
  • Daily entrance tickets to the national park
  • Tours around the island of Mljet
  • The booklet with chef’s recipes
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily healthy organic fresh seasonal meals - breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Hiking trips
  • Boat visit to exceptional beautiful St.Mary's islet in the middle of one of the salty lakes, with Benedictine monastery dating to 12th century, with picnic organic lunch
  • Adventures trip to Odysseus Cave, with swimming in the cave, and meditation session on the rocks above the cave overlooking the open sea
  • About Cooking classes:
  • There will be 2 Cooking Classes during which You will learn how to make few simple foods from the scratch such as healthy organic flatbreads, gluten-free bread, healthy nutritious raw breakfast, raw cake, healthy spreads, fermented foods, and healthy ice creams. Afterward, you will be able to make all of these foods at home, so that you can continue the healthy eating after you return home.
  • You will learn also about the nutrition value of foods, and how to implement the use of herbs in your cooking, so that it can help you to support your well-being and health long after you have returned home.
  • There will be also a fun evening class on how to make a traditional healthy local pasta from scratch, led by a local woman.


07:30 Freshly squeezed detox juice
08:00 Meditation
08:15 Morning yoga class
09:30 Breakfasts
10:30 Cooking classes, tours, or free time
13:30 Lunch
14:30 Daily activities, tours, or free time
18:00 Evening yoga class
19:00 Dinner
20:00 Teatime and reflection

About This Event

Do you need to reconnect with yourself and take a break from hustle and bustle of daily life? Then this holiday in a fairytale-like nature is a perfect escape for you.

​Joy of the Mediterranean invites you to join us for an amazing body, mind, and soul recharging and rejuvenating retreat. Experience the lush, peaceful, unspoiled, and serene environment of the national park. You will find yourself surrounded by an abundance of green thick lush forest of pine trees, enchanting turquoise salty lakes, crystal clear blue sea, breathtaking nature.

Despite there being an absolutely gorgeous national park that takes up much of the Island, there is no mass tourism infrastructure. And for that, it is perfect to relax.

During this retreat you will experience the joys of yoga practice combined with meditation and breathing exercises, healthy nutrition vegan and vegetarian cooking classes led by our macrobiotic chef who’s love and knowledge of nutritional, healthy, organic foods is truly exceptional, hiking trips with stunning views of the island, lakes and the open sea, and trip to Odysseus cave. Also you will be spoiled and nurtured by the chef, who will cater to your needs with love and care.

This nurturing holistic well-being yoga wellness weekend is a short training that will help you get started on a balanced, healthy path and it is also a great way to relax, meet new people, and just have a joyful, restorative and rejuvenating holiday.

Our 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, flavours, and experiences.

Sometimes you need to go to a beautiful place to disconnect from your daily life for a little while, so that you can reconnect with yourself.

What's Included

  • Daily morning and evening yoga classes - 14 yoga sessions with Pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation
  • 8 days guidance of the retreat leader
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Healthy "garden to table" organic vegetarian, vegan, and raw food breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Detox juices and herbal teas
  • Walking excursions around National Natural Park of Mljet
  • Daily entrance tickets to the national park
  • Healthy organic cooking classes - learn how to prepare simple healthy, nutritious meals - led by their macrobiotic chef
  • The booklet with chef’s recipes
  • Learn how to make traditional Mljet's pasta (Mljet's makaruli) - workshop led by a local women
  • Learning how to implement Mediterranean herbs and its culinary and medical benefits
  • Tours around the island of Mljet
  • Hiking trip
  • Boat visit to exceptional beautiful St.Mary's islet in the middle of one of the faulty lakes, with Benedictine monastery dating to 12th century, with picnic organic lunch
  • Movie night - a documentary about the history of Mljet and reaches fauna and flora
  • Adventures trip to Odysseus Cave, with swimming in the cave, and meditation session on the rocks above the cave overlooking the open sea
  • Transfer from and to the port of Mljet to and from the accommodation

What's Not Included

Accident and travel insurance
Airfare to Dubrovnik Airport (DBV)
Transfer from Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) to Dubrovnik seaport
Ferry tickets from and to Dubrovnik seaport to and from Mljet seaport
Bike or kayak rental

Venue Highlights

Just a 10 minutes walk from natural park and salty lakes where you can swim in crystal turquoise waters, rent a kayak or a mountain bike, or just walk around the lakes surrounded by beautiful nature.
There are very few people visiting national park outside the summer months, so the peace and quiet are guaranteed.
Each parson has its own apartment in a charming stone house
Peaceful old village
Beautiful Yoga room
Large terrace in a main house with a stunning view of lushes green hills - the meals and cooking classes will take place on the terrace, providing the weather


The retreat will take place in an old traditional stone house village right above the lakes and the national park.
Each participant will have its own beautiful apartment or its own cottage house - all the accommodation is taking the place in typical stone houses which were charmingly restored and designed to be very comfortable. They all have heating, air-conditioning, as well as free Wi-Fi.
Towels and organic toiletries (soap and body wash) are provided.
All the accommodation is placed 10 to 50 meters away from the main house where yoga, meals, and cooking workshops will take the place.

1 person’s single private apartment with a private entrance in a traditional stone house
- A double queen size bed
- Kitchen
- Terrace
- Wi-Fi
- Heating
- Air-conditioning

Shared stone house - 2 separate bedrooms and shared bathroom, living room and kitchen - double occupancy
- 2 bedrooms
- Each bedroom has a double queen size bed
- Living room
- Kitchen
- Terrace with the view
- Wi-Fi
- Heating
- Air-conditioning

Private apartment for couples or 2 people booking together in a Traditional stone house
- A bedroom with a queen size bed for couples ( or two single beds if you book with a friend or family member)
- Living room
- Kitchen
- Terrace
- Wi-Fi
- Heating
- Air-conditioning


  • A/C in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Yoga Studio
  • Bicycles

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


You will be enjoying three meals every day. Each meal consists of healthy, seasonal, organic, vegetarian, vegan or raw food along with freshly prepared 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 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 during this retreat, there will be no sugar used in foods, as well as no meat or alcohol served!

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 can be occasionally served during the culinary tours.

Bread will be homemade, using ecological flour, and the cheese will be supplied by local goat farmer. The cold-pressed extra virgin ecological olive oil from Korcula Island will be used as well to supplement the meals.

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:

The following drinks are included:
Detox juices


Please book your flight to arrive at Dubrovnik Airport (DBV).
Your flight's arrival at Dubrovnik airport should not be later than at 14:00.
From the airport, you can take a bus (or a taxi), to Dubrovnik port (harbor).
At 16:00, the fast ferry/catamaran departs from Dubrovnik Port and arrives at Mljet Island at 17:15. Ferry tickets can be bought online, and Joy of the Mediterranean will happily provide you with the link where you can buy ferry tickets online. Ferry ticket costs around 15 EUR one way. Joy of the Mediterranean will pick you up upon your arrival at Mljet port and bring you to the accommodation.

On your way back to Dubrovnik, on the day when the retreat will end, you will have the catamaran at 10:45, the arrival time to Dubrovnik port is at noon. Please kindly make sure that if your flight departs from Dubrovnik the same day as retreat finishes and that your flight is not departing before 14:30 so that you will have enough time to catch your flight.

In the case that you are already in Croatia prior to the retreat and you will be coming to the retreat from some other island or town in Croatia, please let Joy of the Mediterranean know and they will be glad to assist you with planning your journey to island Mljet.

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