is situated in a bay on the north-middle side of the island Hvar.
It is formed around 5 squares, and consist of two basic parts: Vele
Bande on the south shore and Male Bande on the north. Place started
to develope in XV. century, in XIX. century harbour was formed. Cultural
monuments and historical rich heritage come from the antient old Greeks,
as from Roman period.
has rich vegetation that is rare in Dalmatia. Thick pine forrest,
sandy beaches are pleasant sight for all visitors. From both sides
of the harbor there are coves, ideal for rest and swimming. Wine
tree culture is popular here and the quality red wine from Jelsa
is well known.
knew how to use natural location in protected harbour that hills
surrounds. It has become naval, trade and agricultural centre that
has well fit into growing tourism. Picturesque landscape of woody
bays with sandy beaches leads many visitors to visit Jelsa for the