Cultural Heritage

Hvar’s ‘Little Venice’
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’

National Cultural Asset
The Kaštilac Fort, Glavice Peninsula

The Kaštilac Fort is part of Vrboska’s rich cultural heritage, which in turn is part of Vrboska’s magical charm, alongside its beautiful surroundings of pine trees and greenery, its blue sea, and of course its romantic little bridges.

The Jelsa Cultural-Artistic Society

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

Archaeological site
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!

The Grapčeva Cave
The Grabak Cave (Grapčeva špilja)

Some claim that Odysseus, hero of Homer’s epic ‘The Odyssey’, fought with the Cyclops Polyphemus in the Grapčeva Cave on Hvar Island.

The Piazza
Jelsa’s Piazza

Jelsa’a main square,the hub of social activities

The Fishermen’s Museum, Vrboska

Since its earliest development, Vrboska has been economically oriented towards the sea, and the identity of the local population was essentially influenced by fishing traditions.

The Dobrović house
The Dobrović House, Jelsa

The Dobrović house is located on the north edge of St. John’s square in Jelsa, right beside a 16th-century baroque church dedicated to the same saint. The house in its present form was refitted in the 19th century and today, …

National Cultural Asset
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.