Welcome to the site of the Tourist Board of Jelsa
The tiny town of Vrboska charms its visitors with its delightful little bridges, which have earned it the name of ‘Little Venice’
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.
Jelsa’s Cultural-Artistic Society plays an active part in the community, especially keeping folklore traditions alive.
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!
Some claim that Odysseus, hero of Homer’s epic ‘The Odyssey’, fought with the Cyclops Polyphemus in the Grapčeva Cave on Hvar Island.
Jelsa’a main square,the hub of social activities
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 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, …
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.