The Euphrasian Basilica
The festival's main program will start in the Euphrasian Basilica, the most beautiful integrally preserved monument of early Byzantine architecture in the Mediterranean region. It was built in the sixth century, and in 1997 it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Concerts in the Euphrasiana, one of the oldest musical events in Croatia, have been taking place there for 50 years. You can read more about basilica here.
The Island of Sveti Nikola
The main festival stage is on the small island of
St. Nikola, which is at a few-minute-boat ride
distance from the main quay. The top artists performing at a beautiful location by the sea will offer an unforgettable experience combining the pleasure of music with the pleasure of being in the open, a perfect combination of stimuli for all senses, ideal for the ever bigger community of culture-tourists and jazz lovers.
After parties and jam sessions will be held in the exclusive space of the recently rennovated Villa Polesini. The irresistible setting, the friendly atmosphere, local gastronomic treats and the famous Istrian wines will hopefully inspire the artists performing at the festival to join our Valamar after party band on the stage behind Villa Polesini,as was the case at previous festival editions.