Welcome to the site of the Tourist Board of Jelsa
Hvar has been famous through history for its lavender- Lavender cultivation is enjoying a comeback on Hvar after a period of decline.
Hvar Island has the distinction of having five of its rich cultural assets featured formally in UNESCO listings, and a sixth with a valid claim to inclusion!
Some claim that Odysseus, hero of Homer’s epic ‘The Odyssey’, fought with the Cyclops Polyphemus in the Grapčeva Cave on Hvar Island.
A beautiful memorial to a faithful Dalmatian friend on Jelsa’s New Waterfrfont.
The ‘Seagull’ statue is an image of Jelsa’s maritime traditions.
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!