Water is life
Jelsa’s Drinking Water Fountain

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

Hvar Online
Hvar Island Online

Enjoy some of Hvar’s delights, even at a distance

#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 …

Jelsa’s Super-Hero
Dalmacijaland and Lavanderman

An eccentric example of the creative spirit at work in the magical little town of Jelsa!

Hvar facts listed
Interesting Facts About Hvar Island

A random selection of interesting facts about Hvar Island.

The Sunshine Island
Did you know that Hvar has an estimated average of 2726 hours of sunshine every year?

Hvar is one of the sunniest islands in Dalmatia, indeed the sunniest, according to the locals!

‘Tree of Life’
A 2,500-year-old Olive Tree

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

For Romantics: Myths and Legends

Folk tales are an interesting and colourful part of local history and beliefs everywhere in the world, not least on Hvar.

Hvar’s soothing sounds
Cicadas – the Characteristic Sound of Summer

The incessant mating call of Hvar’s cicadas on hot summer afternoons is surprisingly relaxing.