Special venues are slowly starting to reopen following the easing of restrictions related to COVID-19. Outstanding outdoor special venues will be the first to open, as they offer spacious terraces and relaxed atmospheres for events. The editorial board of Kongres Magazine have selected a list of 20 most recognisable outdoor special venues. Kongres Magazine’s venue finder is where you can find a complete selection of over 700 special venues from the Alpe Adria region.

The following Special Venues will be hotspots in Croatia in 2021 and were among the most read articles on www.kongres-magazine.eu in the past year.


St Michael’s Fortress offers a different and fascinating venue for your conference. First mentioned in history in 1066, the fortress is built on a 60-metre hill that commands imposing views of the Adriatic and Šibenik below. St Michael’s Fortress is spread over 2,600 square metres.


Meneghetti is a delightful luxury hotel, a member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux group, with an outstanding restaurant, and its own premium, world-renowned and award-winning wines and olive oils. It also offers a bunch of different outdoor activities.


Park Orsula, an open-air live music venue, was opened in the summer of 2012. It is situated 3km southeast of town, just off the road to Cavtat. It’s right beside the parking lay-by and drinks kiosk where folks stop to enjoy the famously panoramic view of Dubrovnik’s Old Town.


Fortress of Revelin is located on the eastern part of the City. The initial fort was built in 1463. Inside of the Revelin fort, there is a night club where they organize rock concerts, techno parties, regular night club evenings and exclusive entry parties.


The most famous and important monument, the starting and ending point of every sightseeing tour is the Amphitheater, popularly called the Arena of Pula, which was once the site of gladiator fights. It was built in the 1st century AD during the reign of Emperor Vespasian.


Immersed in natural beauty and offering unspoilt views of the Adriatic Sea, Obonjan is the perfect adults-exclusive island getaway. Obonjan is one of the most picturesque places in Europe and a place where you can do as much or as little as you wish.


The Adriatic Sea and the Saints Hills’ vineyards are but a stone’s throw away from Dubrovnik, and two from Diocletian’s Palace in Split and Vespasian’s Amphitheatre in Pula. The winery celebrates the sea and the sun, Istria and Dalmatia, the Bora and the Sirocco, the stone and the vine.


The vision of Copacabana Beach Dubrovnik is to identify unique holiday experiences at Dubrovnik beach with the recognisable brand based on the excellence and innovation of tourism. The beach venue is perfect for smaller events with unparalleled sea views, accompanied by tasteful dishes.


Fort George is a product of 200 years of naval squabbling in the Adriatic. After an extensive time of restoration, it has now become a multifunctional event space and burgeoning bastion of quality music, art, celebration and cuisine.


Villa Dalmacija is the perfect location for a truly individual and exclusive event in Split. Villa is perfect for events because there are many different locations and settings for every aspect of a good event or meeting. Villa was the residence of Tito (ex-president of Yugoslavia).

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Rising proudly above the Adriatic coastline Villa Katarina is located in the picturesque seaside town of Orebić on the delightful Pelješac Peninsular. Villa Katarina is ideally located for discovering the abundant historical and natural beauties that the south of Croatia has to offer.


The tourist village Vuglec Breg is the result of the creative and romantic vision of the Vuglec family. The Vuglec family’s aim was to convert the heritage of their ancestors into lasting value. They were guided by the desire to create a unique ambience.


Cattunar Wine Residence is a luxuriously equipped villa set in the middle of the Cattunar vineyards. It is only minutes away from the coast, the Istralandia water park and the coastal tourist resorts. The residence is a secluded place where you can relax.


One of three fortresses built in the hills above Šibenik, Barone Fortress offers stunning views of the city and the shimmering Adriatic. For centuries, the fortress acted as a defence for Šibenik, but today it offers you a memorable location for your conference.


“Maple Valley” is an event venue hidden in the middle of Gorski Kotar, one of the most beautiful parts of Croatia. With more than a hundred years old forest surrounding the venue, it offers a perfect scenery for events or celebrations.


Villa Poropati is ideal for those wishing to stay in the unspoiled countryside where the time has stopped but at the same time can experience the busier nearby seaside towns, resorts and beaches. With lots of space around and numerous facilities, Villa Poropati is an ideal retreat.


Castle Belaj consists of Castle, left annex (court, prison, wine cellar)and right annex (stables, management room of the estate). The estate is surrounded by 11 hectares of historical vineyards. Throughout history, the castle was home to Ausperg and Barbo family.


Fortress of St Lawrence is also known as ˝Gibraltar of Dubrovnik˝ and is one of the most impressive locations in Dubrovnik. Today the fortress is known as one of the most beautiful stages for the plays such as ˝Hamlet˝ during the Dubrovnik Summer Festival.


In an exceptionally beautiful location on a land comprising 100 000 m2 emerged a unique agricultural farm and theme park called Histria Aromatica. You can explore the park yourself or if preferred book a guided tour. There is also a restaurant in which you can enjoy the local cuisine


Located in an exclusive part of Dubrovnik, just a few minutes from the entrance to the Old City and with breathtaking view of the island Lokrum and City walls, Banje Beach restaurant lounge & club offers you the memorable experiences followed by professional services.

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