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The Jelsa Cultural-Artistic Society

Jelsa’s Cultural-Artistic Society plays an active part in the community, especially keeping folklore traditions alive.

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WILD GREENS AND PLANTS

Wild greens are various types of edible green plants, which grow in abundance around the fields, meadows and roadsides of Hvar. As many of them have a bitter taste, they are also called ‘bitter greens’. The islanders classify them as …

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Getting Around

Various options for getting around and exploring Hvar’s beautiful places.

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Gradina, Jelsa

The headland close to Jelsa’s cemetery is a site of historical interest. It contains structures which hint at its past, but much is just surmise, making it a fascinating place for letting the imagination run free!

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Galešnik: Relics of a Late Antique Fort

Galešnik was a historical fort,. Visiting its remains involve a lengthy uphill walk, but the fascinating site and the stunning views it affords are well worth the effort!

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BOGDANUŠA – A Hvar Island Autochthonous Grape Variety

Translated, the name of this white grape variety means ‘God’s gift’. It is truly special, a rare treat.

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Vrboska’s Fortified Church of St. Mary of Mercy

The most imposing building in the idyllic little town of Vrboska is the dominant fortified Church of St. Mary of Mercy

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The Wine Trails

Hvar Island, situated between the islands of Korčula and Brač, is the longest in the Adriatic Sea, and reputedly the sunniest island in Dalmatia. The island prides itself on yet another claim fame: that of being the ‘greatest wine producer’, …