Retreats in Istria

Lined in a rich cultural legacy passed through previous empires and green rolling hills...

Look outwards to the sapphire waters of the Adriatic Sea and let Istria energise you with its tranquil simplicity and ancient charm. Amongst the steep sloping hills, find discreet corners carrying a piece of history and unfold one of Europe’s glorious gems.

Next retreats in Istria

mind and body

Admire the verdant green slopes and the sing-song of birds..

Croatia > Istria

Reaffirming Croatian Wine Estate Retreat

available between & ongoing -
04th Jun 2020 - 08th Jun 2020


£2165 pp

Istria as a retreat destination..

On the Slovenian border to the north-west of Croatia sits the heart-shaped peninsula of Istria. To avid gastronomers, its arable landscape is renowned for high quality fine wines, fresh seafood and rich olive oils. The region is braided with rivers that gush and tumble through blissful valleys, emerging into a rugged coastline, feeding into the Adriatic Sea. The versatile national affiliations of Istrian natives make them unique to Croatia and most certainly, in the world too. These influences can be witnessed through the local region’s culture, cuisine and architecture.

Why a retreat in Istria?

The distant yet nearby landscapes of Istria have been carefully considered and chosen as a retreat destination by Balance Holidays. To help guests feel removed from the consistent dragging and dull rotations of city life, take the opportunity to relax the mind and nourish the body through an exclusively designed programme, curated with your wellbeing at heart. In this spectacular region of Croatia, be privileged by a Mediterranean or sub-Mediterranean climate through comforting, mild temperatures no matter the time of visit. Historical ruins are dispersed across Istria without the clustered crowds, making the visiting of towns and monuments a leisure and hassle-free experience.

For those who take pleasure in fine wine and authentic cuisine, the region is fast garnering a reputation for delectable foods and viniculture in Croatia. Unlike other trendy gastronomic districts, Istria provides the opportunity to be at the forefront of a new dining culture, all in a place where fresh, local organic produce and luscious wines are sensational staples. Complementing the experience, our collection of retreats in Istria will consist of healthy cooking classes, mindfulness workshops and different styles of Yoga. Whatever the season of visit, behold opportunities strolling  hilltop villages and quiet beaches, laced with natural treasures.

Why choose Balance Holidays for a retreat?

For a moment of quiet and stillness in some of the world’s exquisite destinations, choose a retreat with Balance Holidays. Guests will be guided on a path of discovering the importance of being equipped with the relevant knowledge and tools to take care of their physical and emotional welfare. We live in an era that is fast-paced and demanding, which leaves little to no time to focus on breath-work or be fully present in the moment. It becomes vital to understand the necessity of manually implementing downtime to rejuvenate, relax and revisit goals and dreams.

Our aim is to equip guests with sustainable and long-lasting tools to facilitate and maintain balance at home and at work. This is because we believe that your wellbeing far extends beyond the parameters of each retreat and into the body, mind and spirit together. Each programme is carefully designed to promote life-enhancing results. We visit each destination personally to ensure it meets the demands of your wellbeing objectives. Local cultures and traditions are combined into our programmes to provide a genuine and unrivalled experience. From wine-tasting of on-site distilled wines to discovering a new slice of Croatia, freshen the mind with new perspectives and restore motivation to live each day fulfilled, satisfied and balanced.

Why book with us?

Drawing from first-hand experience, Balance Holidays’ main priority is to help guests who are either looking to begin their wellbeing journey or continue the upkeep of balance in confidence. Throughout the booking process, we are readily available to speak to and offer advice and reassurance. What sets us apart is our dedication to providing a seamless and hassle-free experience. In acknowledging the need to take a short break to detox from the restless routine in exchange for respite is the first step to change and achieving balance. The next step is choosing the correct programme and destination to facilitate personal wellbeing goals.