Jelsa, Croatia - holiday information

Jelsa Hvar, Croatia – visitor information

Jelsa has a rich tradition in tourism. In front of and around the city the coastline is indented with little isles, bays and capes with sand and pebble beaches perfect for sunbathing and swimming. In the centre of Jelsa you can find a Farmers Market, so you can try starting the day with coffee and a walk through the Perivoj (the park), one of the largest in Dalmatia, then go up to the beautiful St. John's Square, where the church is octagonal. Jelsa offers a variety of sporting activities such as tennis, golf, and sports hall (basketball, volleyball and other sports) with a football field and a diving school. It is also possible to rent boats, speedboats, bicycles, motorcycles and cars. Jelsa has a port with 40 berths and each mooring can be connected to electricity and water. Tourists who visit Jelsa can choose to stay in hotels, camps and private accommodation. Lovers of gastronomy definitely recommend the tavern "Pelago" and "Nono" and the restaurant "Murvica".

Jelsa – basic information

Jelsa – population: 1300, Jelsa - day/ saint: saint : Vela Gospa, 15.08.

Distance from bigger centres

Jelsa - Makarska. 87km, Jelsa- Split: 55km, Jelsa - Pula: 566km, Jelsa - Rijeka: 470km, Jelsa - Zadar: 210km, Jelsa - Šibenik: 145km, Jelsa - Dubrovnik: 206km, Jelsa - Zagreb: 463km

Possibility of accomodation

private accomodation, apartments, rooms, hotels, family hotels, pensions, camps


pebble, sandy, stone, concreted

Facilities and authorities

hospital, emergency, self-service shops, bakery, gas station, post office, bank, exchange office, internet caffe, taxi, bus station, farmacy, souvenir shops, dental practice, market, fishmorgen's

Sport's and recreative offer

football field, mini-football field, volleyball in the sand, basketball court, tennis court, rent a car, rent a motor, rent a bike, rent a boat, diving school, walking, jogging tracks, waterslide, routes for cyclists, gym / fitness, massage services

Gastronomic offer

restaurants, traditional croatian taverns, pizzerias, fast food restorants, saloons

Night life

disco club, night club, coctail bar

Additional offer

organised trips to nearby destinations, organised trips to nearby islands, promenade along the sea, organisation of entertaining and cultural events by the tourist board, organisation of folk entertainments, marina in the nearby, nautic tourist port in the place

Jelsa – why choose this destination

clean sea, beautiful beaches, long promenades along the sea, pine wood by the beach, beaches in the place, sports facilities near the beaches, nudistic beaches, secluded beaches, rich gastronomic offer, rich night and entertaining life in the place, peace and silence in the place with no big crowd, rich cultural life in the place (exibitions, shows, music evenings), organisation of cultural summer, interesting diving sites, long cycling routes and walking tracks, possibility for training preparations of sportsmen, special programmes for children and youth holidays, possibility for departures on interesting trips, possibility for sailing around islands, genuin gastronomic offer nearby

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