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The island of Hvar is a magnificent work of God’s and human creation. Hard working hands of its inhabitants enriched it with vineyards, olive groves, picturesque villages with white towers on churches and palaces in the best tradition of Mediterranean culture.

Jelsa may be just a little town in the middle of Hvar Island, as a popular song has it, but it boasts a wide harbour and attractive stone waterfront. Smaller than Hvar Town and Stari Grad, but covers the widest area of the Hvar local authorities. Its main asset is the ring of several villages surrounding Jelsa, which have a rich tradition of agriculture. Twelve settlements in all belong to the Jelsa Council.

Jelsa is pleasantly compact, with excellent amenities including its beautifully renovated waterfront, and the park which is full of different mature trees offering welcome shade in the heat of the summer. There is fresh drinking water in Jelsa, which has its own springs, a relatively unusual advantage for a place in the centre of a Dalmatian island. And Jelsa has another plus: many wonderful beaches are within walking distance, more than any other settlement on Hvar, which makes it an ideal place for a summer holiday without having to rely on a car. If you do come by car, it means you can easily get to yet more fabulous beaches further afield, including those on the south side of Hvar.

At the end, it is the only place on the Dalmatian islands which can boast of having its own superman cartoon character, Lavanderman.

Thanks to its ideal location, Jelsa provides a great base for exploring the entire island. whether you want an active or passive holiday, enjoy local wines and food, swim in the most beautiful bays, discover all cultural riches, Jelsa is all you need.

A variety of content offers everything you need for a wonderful family holiday, a truly romantic getaway, relaxed nights out and nature lovers.

More info on Welcome to Jelsa! | Visit Jelsa.


A catamaran service links Jelsa to Bol on Brač and Split on a daily basis, weather permitting.
Jelsa is 9 km from the main ferry port at Stari Grad, 28 km from Hvar Town, both to the west, and 51 km from Sućuraj to the east, using the main D116 road.

You can also get it easily by ferry from Sućuraj or Stari Grad following the timetable on Jadrolinija.


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