Weekly Itinerary...

Our active yet rejuvenating itinerary blends our Integrated Holistic-Yoga-Lifestyle Program with a daily dose of holiday adventure that will restore you back to balance while simultaneously showcasing the best features of our beautiful island and local way of life! 

 

"I appreciate your generosity in sharing your cultures through stories, food and excursions... This is a part of Croatia that can't be described in tour books!" - Marsha, USA

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Day 1: Arrivals & Retreat Start

 

Your retreat journey starts on Sunday afternoons with complimentary pickup service from the Stari Grad port and check in starting at 16.45. A welcome refreshment awaits you on arrival and you will have time to settle in. A Welcome Circle and dinner are scheduled in the evenings, along with an informal walking tour of our beautiful village. We're looking forward to having you join us on a magical retreat journey at Suncokret! 

 

Afternoon: 16.30 Scheduled Transfer from Stari Grad Port, 16.45 Check-in, Welcome Snack & Free Time to Get Settled  

 

Evening: Welcome Circle, Dinner, Village Tour & Program introduction

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Day 2: Stari Grad Town & Beaches

Morning: Sadhana, Brunch & Karma Yoga, Free Time - Outing to Stari Grad Town & Beaches

 

Day 2 Outing Description - Enjoy a stroll through Croatia's oldest town where you can see ancient Greek & Roman ruins, visit historical museums, browse through funky art galleries and boutique shops, or sit in a waterfront cafe for some people-watching. From the edge of town, catch a taxi boat to the beach resort on the other side of the bay, or simply stroll along the beautiful coastline to find the perfect little cove in which to swim and sunbathe the rest of the afternoon away! Week 2: On the second Monday of our 12 and 14-day long events, our second outing to Stari Grad will include an optional drop-off in a discrete naturist bay tucked into the Stari Grad Peninsula, from where you can stroll into town at your leisure when ready.

Recommended Extra Activities: cycling or water taxi to a hidden cove

 

Afternoon: Transfer to Suncokret Program at the retreat

Evening: Dinner, karma yoga & free time; Mauna (inner quietude) at 10 pm

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Day 3: Ager & Beach Getaway

Morning: Sadhana, Brunch & Community Service, Free Time - Outing to Ager & Soline Beach Resort 

 

Day 3 Outing Description:  Enjoy a day at Soline Beach Resort, which features a restaurant, several boho-chic cafes, a public bathroom and an outdoor shower set alongside a crowded family beach. Leave the crowds behind and find your own little slice of heaven along the Soline peninsula, with its stunningly beautiful "naturist-friendly" coves, where we gather for afternoon practice in an incredibly gorgeous spot by the sea. Before returning to the retreat, you will enjoy a safari ride through the UNESCO-protected Stari Grad Plain called "Ager," where you will witness the pure splendor of ancient fields and vineyards that date back over 2000 years. We'll make a stop to climb an ancient field house, pick some wild herbs or flowers. Week 2: As an alternative to climbing the ancient field house, we'll visit the Suncokret family vineyard & olive grove and share insight into local customs associated with these ancient plants & products.

 

Recommended Extra Activities: sea kayaking, SUP, cycling & Spa services by appointment

Afternoon: Program by the sea + Transfer to Suncokret 

Evening: Dinner, karma yoga & free time; Mauna (inner quietude) at 10 pm

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Day 4: Abandoned Village, Hvar Town & Beaches, Scenic drive back to the retreat 

Morning: Sadhana on location, picnic brunch, followed drop off in Hvar  Town 

 

Day 4 Outing Description: Enjoy morning practice and picnic in a tranquil, historic location that has been frozen in time. After the morning outing, you will be transported off to Hvar Town, a "living museum. We'll stop off at the Spanjola Fortress above Hvar, from where you can follow a footpath down to town. Week 2: We'll stroll into town from the Western entrance and stop off at the Dominican Monastery, from where you can later stroll into town in another 5 minutes.

 

In town, you can enjoy a multitude of historic and cultural sights, browse an array of fancy boutiques, or simply enjoy people-watching in a stylish cafe in St. Stephen's Square or along the Yacht Harbor Promenade. From the Promenade, you can catch a water taxi to one of the Pakleni Islands, an exotic extension to Hvar's beach-life culture, or continue on the other side of the bay for a mid-day dip in the town's crystal-clear waters, before heading back to the retreat. 

 

Recommended Free Time Activities: Take a water taxi to the neighboring Pakleni Islands, visit Europe's oldest indoor theater, agave-lace exhibit, local art galleries & boutique shops.

Afternoon: Scenic "safari" drive back to Suncokret, Program at the retreat

Evening: Dinner & karma yoga; Mauna (inner quietude) at 10 pm

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Day 5: Fisherman's Village & Beach Gem

Morning: Yoga Sadhana, Brunch & Karma Yoga, Free Time - Outing to a Fisherman's Village & Exotic Beach Gem

 

Day 5 Outing Description:  Stop off at Vrboska, a quaint fisherman's village with historical footbridges, impressive early-Croatian churches, and fortress. The village is known as the "Venice of Hvar" with its several footbridges straddling two sides of the narrow bay upon which the town was built. From here, stroll (or cycle) along the coast to reach nearby Soline Beach (our favorite spot for conducting our afternoon program by the sea) and enjoy another glorious day of relaxation, sea, and sun! Week 2:  Drop off in Milna or Zarace, small touristy seaside villages set below a stunning mountainous landscape, with sundrenched pebble bays and shady pinewood shrouded naturist coves to relax the day away in. Don't forget to enjoy lunch in beachfront restaurants with stunning views and tasty delights! Note: During 5-night events conducted in the spring and autumn months, day 5 will not be included in the program.

Recommended Extra Activities: sea kayaking, massage by appointment, SUP, and a drink, snack or lunch in an ambient waterfront restaurant

 

Afternoon: Program by the sea  + Transfer to Suncokret 

Evening: Dinner & Karma Yoga; Mauna (inner quietude) at 10 pm

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Day 6: Relaxing Town / Beach Day, followed by a Restaurant Dinner & Sunset

Morning: Sadhana, Brunch & Packed Lunch, Drop-off in Jelsa Town/Beach 

 

Outing Description: Day 6: Visit Jelsa, the islands "youngest" seaside town, with its bustling main square featuring numerous cafes, a handful of boutiques, and famous ice cream parlors. Explore windy cobblestone streets with hidden restaurants, tiny churches, and funky art galleries. Then head back to the main promenade, whose boardwalk leads to numerous town beaches set on either side of the wide town bay. Week 2: Option to visit a faraway bay, such as Stineva, Zavala or Sv. Nedelja.

Recommended Extra Activities: Jelsa: Cycling the coastline or water taxi to a hidden cove. Stineva: swimming expedition to the hidden twin bay. Sv. Nedelja: hiking to Cyclopean cave with a hidden monastery.

Evening: Dinner in local restaurant (priced separately, you get a packed lunch on that day instead) & Sunset Program; Return to retreat & Mauna (inner quietude) at 11 pm

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Day 7: Program Conclusion & Departures / Free cross-over weekend for guests attending an additional program week

 

Day 7: Closing Circle, Breakfast, Karma Yoga & Departure for Stari Grad Port at 10.45 

 

Free Cross-Over Weekend: Guests staying on at the retreat for an additional retreat week are invited to enjoy the many diverse offerings of the island in any way they choose. Manage your own free time, meals & transport as you like until program commencement on Sunday afternoon.

 

Weekends are an ideal time to try a little island adventure. We can help you to organize activities offered by local providers, including art therapy/painting classes, scuba diving, kayaking, windsurfing, free climbing, hiking, cycling, boat excursions, boat, scooter or car rental. Enquire by e-mail or upon arrival for more information.

Please note: The above is a Sample Itinerary based on our 7 days, 6-nights program format. During 2-part events lasting 14 days, 13 nights, we will enjoy the alternate locations/activities as listed in the outings description section. During Spring & Autumn events lasting 6 days, 5-nights or 12 days, 10-nights, the itinerary will typically be shortened by removing "Day 5" from the program (or as otherwise agreed with our guests). 

 

All outings are complimentary to your retreat stay and are not obligatory to participate in. Instead of taking part in an outing, you may remain at the retreat for a one-to-one holistic treatment or workshop, or simply enjoy free time in our beautiful surroundings, with the understanding that lunch & transport on that day is up to you to organize independently. Please also note that during the organized outings, your retreat hosts may take you on informal tours of the most interesting sights or simply point you in the right direction to help you find the local offerings which interest you most... whatever fits best given the present circumstances. We reserve the right to adjust the sample itinerary according to what seems best given present circumstances during any given event. Thanks for your trust & ability to go with the flow. 

Extra Activities - PDF ​

"Thank you for going above and beyond to show us such a wonderful time, for showing us beautiful hidden treasures; the magic of the history, culture and cuisine of Hvar."  - Tania & Rob, Canada

 

"Suncokret, and both of you, have left us feeling revived and renewed; with a new perspective on life. It's impossible to capture the week; such positive energy; beautiful yoga on beaches, in ruined villages; Hvar culture & food (including "wild" parties in Jelsa); however what is and has been most special to us is the two of you. Thank you for sharing your joy of life and generous spirits with us; It was a truly unforgettable experience! With love & gratitude."- John & Andrea, Switzerland

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