Festival locations


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.



Villa Polesini


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.

Valamar Jazz Festival photopostcard