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A taste of Istria - with Beki Haley and Betty Stephan

A new bead retreat, oriented towards the desire to enhance your creativity, to explore the beautiful cities around the Adriatic Sea and to pamper yourself.

Istria is placed between the Adriatic Sea and Slovenia and only 15 miles away from Italy. It's a region of extremely rich cultural and natural heritage, in a blend of tradition and modernity. Rows of vines and olive trees grow at the foot of the cities and beautiful pine forests embellish the landscape like in a postcard. Here you will discover Roman ruins, Hapsburg edifices and Venetian sculptures carved into the facades of buildings.


Istria it's also a gourmet destination. You will love the food specialties of the region: Venetian stews with seafood, goulash, ravioli with ricotta, grilled meat accompanied by the vegetables that grow in abundance in the region and tasty desserts.


But leaving aside the gastronomic dishes we can find here, I have to tell you that Beki and Betty have prepared two fabulous “delights” that I hope you will enjoy and will make your workshops interesting and inspiring.

Beginner or amateur, you are welcome to discover the beadwork, to learn new skills, to have fun time and return home with a jewel made by you.


Between workshops, you can enhance your perfect retreat with the spa treatments you will find within the hotel. You can choose a herbal massage, relax in the world of saunas, swim or work your body at the fitness center.

If you are a sports fan, you can find various activities where you can spend your free time: walking tour, cycling, tennis, billiards, aerobics or water sports.

We have prepared only the best for you and it's up to you to choose!


We will also take day trips to visit some charming towns located along the coast, with colorful houses, cobbled alleys, ancient buildings, historical monuments, cute boutiques and great restaurants.

A memorable boat tour to meet dolphins can be a lifetime experience, so we reserved something great for you.


You can find more details about the retreat here:

Being an intimate retreat, spots are limited, so be sure to register soon!



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