St. John’s Chapel, Jelsa
The miniature octagonal Baroque-style chapel of St. John is situated on a small square off the beaten track surrounded by tall houses, and is one of Jelsa’s most beautiful historical buildings. Dating to the end of the 17th century, it is special because, despite its small size, it contains a diversity of styles. The chapel was one of two centres which formed the nuclei for Jelsa’s future growth. Around it the settlement’s oldest houses are preserved intact, including some of those which belonged to Jelsa’s wealthy ship-owners.
In summer the square in front of the chapel comes to life with a variety of cultural events, including concerts, plays, poetry readings and book promotions.