This May we’re beyond thrilled to invite you to our new and unique Adventure Yoga Retreats.
We are devoting 2 weeks to explore our beautiful island of Vis. During these weeks (you can join separately or both weeks!) we will focus on discovering the inland and the sea of this island.
We will start each day with a yoga practice, followed by a rich breakfast. After that – off to the adventures of the day!
May is the time when the island is shining with spring colours and the incredibly peaceful energy.
We’ve asked our tour guide, Mario, to tell us a little bit more about the locations we’ll visit!
During our Adventure retreats, we will take you through the main natural and historical sights of Vis island. Since last summer Vis island archipelago is recognized by UNESCO as protected Geopark due to its geological significance.
Being one of the furthest of Croatian islands, both nature and humans strongly shaped Vis, and during this retreat, you will see best of both influences.
The natural beauty of Vis is amazing. We will see two of the most beautiful beaches and sea caves in Croatia. Both beaches we will visit are usually ranked inside of Top beaches in Croatia and often worldwide.
First one of them is Stiniva – large cove shaped by open sea on the southern side of the island. Throughout history, it used to be a cave that grew in size up until the moment it collapsed and formed this stunning hidden and isolated beach to which we will hike down the 150-ish meter decline using the small 1-1.5 km long walking trail. Through history, this bay was used as a fishing harbour and refuge. The fishermen kept their boats, salted their sardine catches in wooden barrels, dried and mended their nets, kept their fishing tools in stone huts that we will see at the bottom of the cove.
The second beach we will see is Srebrena – access to it is effortless. It is one of the most beautiful and popular beaches on the island of Vis, covered with large white limestone pebbles softened by the sea and scattered across carbonate rocks. The beach is surrounded by south-facing stone slabs perfect for sunbathing. On the edges of it, we can spot and explore a few remaining pieces of military heritage as there are few hidden cannon bunkers.
Once we cover the hiking part of the journey (you’ll love the inland!), we will jump onto a speedboat to visit some more natural pearls Vis has to offer – three different sea caves – Blue, Green and Monkseal cave. Most famous among those three is a Blue cave – located on nearby Bisevo island. The cave is accessible with a very small boat that enters through a small entrance. Once inside, we will immediately notice why this cave is so unique as entire space will be filled with the intensive blue light effect created by sunlight hitting the white sand bottom and reflecting a beautiful blue colour.
Monk seal cave is quite close to the Blue cave and its the one with the biggest entrance and depth – extending to 160 meters.
The Green cave is located on the islet of Ravnik. This cave is partially submerged with two large entrances. It was formed when horizontal rock layers collapsed under the pressure of strong waves and earthquakes. In the centre of its high dome is an opening through which sunrays enter and illuminate the bottom of the sea below, creating a wondrous green reflection and the illusion that the sun is shining from underneath the sea.
Komiza and Military tour
The boat trip will start and end in Komiza village – one of the most picturesque fisherman towns in entire Croatia where the sea was and still is the most important piece of economic and social puzzle. We will go through the whole history and main sights during our visit to it.
Last but not least is the military history of the island. Ever since Greeks established their first colony in 4th century BC the island was seen as one of the most important strategical points of the entire Adriatic sea due to its location in the middle of it. The same strategical value was recognized later on by many nations controlling it – Rome, Croatia, Venitian Empire, British, Austrians and Yugoslavia. All of them left a lot of military traits – towers, forts, bunkers, tunnels, missile bases etc. And during this trip, we will visit the most important ones,
Join our Adventure Yoga Retreat – Around the island – May 9-16th and September 19-26th
Join our Adventure Yoga Retreat – Into the Sea – May 16-23rd and September 5-12th