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Tor – Hillfort and Historic Watchtower

Jelsa’s ‘Tor’: walk through magnificent countryside to visit a fascinating site steeped in the mysterious history of prehistoric times, with stunning views across present-day Hvar and over to the mainland.

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#VisitJelsa: Instagram TOP 10 in January 2021

Instagram users captured the perfect island vibe in January. Here are the top 10 photos they posted. Use #visitjelsa to get featured in #VisitJelsa TOP 10. Follow @visitjelsa for more photos of the town of Jelsa and the Island of …

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A 2,500-year-old Olive Tree

One of Hvar’s unusual treasures, an ancient olive tree set in beautiful countryside.

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Jelsa’s Drinking Water Fountain

Water is a vital resource on Hvar. Jelsa is blessed with a specially rich supply of fresh water.

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Meteor Camera and Meteorological Station on Humac!

Jelsa Council is on the world sky-watching map!

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THE LAVENDER ISLAND

Introducing Hvar lavandin, a type of finely scented lavender particular to this impressive archipelago with its exquisite crystal clear sea and rich traditions. Many characteristics can be ascribed to Hvar: the most hours of annual sunshine, the heady smell of …

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St. John’s Chapel, Jelsa

This delightful little Jelsan chapel stands in a tiny square which is the scene of many cultural events (concerts, poetry readings, playlets) during the summer season.

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Recreational and Sport Fishing at Sea

You need a licence for any kind of sea fishing. Here we explain the conditions for obtaining a permit.