About Jelsa

A delightful harbour front with old stone buildings, bars, restaurants and cafes and a short stroll down the coast to the swimming areas

Jelsa is an adorable little town on the world famous island of Hvar. After the town of Hvar itself, Jelsa with 3500 people, is the second largest town on the island.  As is the case on the Croatian coast, Jelsa grew up around a large, protected natural bay, where boats could safely moor. Now tourists flock there with their yachts to enjoy the almost permanent sunshine, sandy beaches, historic houses and pure sea air.  This good location makes it easy to reach other beautiful spots on Hvar island, as Jelsa is only 30 km from Hvar town and Sucuraj and 10 km from Stari Grad. You can get to Jelsa from Split  by ferry or catamaran, but a great way of getting there is a 13 minute trip in a small plane (takes 6 people, cca 20 euro per person).
As a family holiday, Jelsa is a good choice for its fantastically clean and warm sea, pretty, ancient streets and ancient squares where you can admire the authentic baroque and renaissance architecture whist enjoying delicious ice creams, coffees, healthy food based on fresh fish, fruit, olive oils and excellent local wines.