Welcome to the site of the Tourist Board of Jelsa
Do you love peace and quiet, star-gazing and the sea? If so, this is the ideal place for you. Your daytime treat will be the clear, clean sea and the gentle sound of the mild north-westerly mistral wind. On the warm summer evenings, leave your mobile internet gadgets at home and just lie on the beach to enjoy a different film every night in the sky over Gdinj.
The village of Humac is a wonderful example of rural commoners’ architecture. Nestling in a hollow in an elongated ridge in the middle of Hvar Island, it consists of 140 little houses, made completely of stone apart from the doors and some windows. Although the buildings are extremely humble, they are well constructed and harmonious.
Ivan Dolac, a village on the south side of Hvar Island, is a perfect place for recovering from the stresses of a hectic life. It’s a place where the family can relax and enjoy the sun and the sea. The warmth with which locals welcome their guests are a certain guarantee that you will have an unforgettably pleasurable holiday.
This little inland settlement, situated 157 metres above sea level, has preserved its authentic Mediterranean buildings. Looking at the village’s old stone walls and roofs, you can imagine what life used to be like there in former times. Farming and cultivating olives are the mainstays of this truly picturesque place.
The village of Svirče nestles in a small corner beneath Hvar’s highest point, the St. Nicholas Peak (626 m) and alongside the UNESCO-listed Stari Grad Plain. Its architecture is typical of the island: the stone houses, little stone pathways and picturesque courtyards are redolent of past times and will take you on a journey of distant visions.