Welcome to the site of the Tourist Board of Jelsa
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 most imposing building in the idyllic little town of Vrboska is the dominant fortified Church of St. Mary of Mercy
St. Lawrence’s Church is Vrboska’s parish church. It is ornately decorated with original artworks, with more fascinating pieces held in its Treasury
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!
St. Rocco’s Chapel on the outskirts of Jelsa is a charming reminder of the importance of votive chapels to believers.
This delightful little Jelsan chapel stands in a tiny square which is the scene of many cultural events (concerts, poetry readings, playlets) during the summer season.
Jelsa’s parish church is right at the heart of the little town, with the quiet, pedestrianized ‘Cross-Bearers’ Square’ in front. The church bells mark the phases of each day, and signal forthcoming Masses.
The 16th century Church of Our Lady of Health stands on a hill above Jelsa, and is dedicated to the protection of mariners.