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Feed your imagination, your creativity and your mind

Retreats are the ideal place to get away from the stresses and distractions of daily life and give your project undivided attention and focus. At the Balkan Retreat, we provide you with quirky but comfortable accommodation, studio access 24/7, organic, homegrown seasonal food and a beautiful garden for you to work, imagine, lose or find yourself in. The local lake and forest of the Fruška Gora National Park are also just a walk away. 



Our facilities are specifically suited for theatre companies and groups of performers, although we also welcome individual artists and practitioners.



A 6-bed dormitory

Two private double rooms (with an optional extra bed in one)

Outdoor toilet and showers

50m/2 rehearsal studio (next door)


Outdoor eating and resting areas



Prices are "all inclusive" (per person, per week, including access to all facilities accommodation, food):

Dorm: €175 (£150)

Private room: €280 (£240)  

Shared Private room: €192,50 (£165) 

The Retreat is open seasonally between May and October. 


The Balkan Retreat is a permaculture small-holding, located in a tiny village, Bešenovački Prnjavor, immersed in the beautiful natural surroundings of the forested Fruška Gora National Park, in Serbia, a very accessible Central European location. It is 5 minutes walk from the National Park and 15 minutes walk from a gorgeous lake, ideal for swimming. 


The area is famous for its monasteries (the 17th in our village), magical woodland, protected flora and fauna, a wide variety of wild, edible mushrooms, magnetic fields, fresh water springs, wine, and hiking and biking routes. The area is also famous for being the birthplace of the most Roman Caesars!

Eco Site

The Balkan Retreat is a permaculture site with free-ranging chickens and Mangulica pigs. We also hold permaculture courses seasonally. We try to be as sustainable as possible. Our mission is to recycle, reuse, or repurpose as much waste/old material as we can. We try to learn from nature, rather than fight against it. We try to eat less meat, and when we do, ensure it is ethically sourced. We provide for vegetarian and vegan diets on request.

How to book

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