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The Olive Trails

Olives are naturally suited to the Mediterranean climate, and have been cultivated on Hvar since time immemorial, where the Oblica variety is the most common. The olive branch is a symbol of peace, and its long-living tree is inextricably linked …

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Do You Love Running?

It has become trendy to go for a run through the beautiful sights of nature, for serious athletes and general fitness lovers alike. Jelsa and its surrounds are the ideal setting for combining nature and fitness training through running.If you …

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Vrboska’s Picturesque Little Bridges

The tiny town of Vrboska charms its visitors with its delightful little bridges, which have earned it the name of ‘Little Venice’

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Jelsa’s Fortified Church of St. Mary’s Assumption

Jelsa’s parish church is right at the heart of the little town, with the quiet, pedestrianized ‘Cross-Bearers’ Square’ in front. The church bells mark the phases of each day, and signal forthcoming Masses.

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Islets in the Jelsa Council region

Two little islets, Šćedro and Zečevo, are perfect gems of unspoilt nature.

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Visitor Taxes 2021

There is a charge for all visitors overnighting in the Jelsa Council area.

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Jelsa’s Regional Library

Jelsa’s Library is an oasis of peace for reading and studying, but also a place where there are fun happenings as well as educational events.

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HONEY – MEDICINE OF THE GODS

Honey is a sweet substance which bees produce by collecting nectar from flowering plants, which they digest and regurgitate for storage in honeycomb cells, where it is covered with protective wax once excess water has evaporated.  Honey has been used …