Top 10 Things to do in Jelsa, Croatia

January 28, 2018 Ying Subia

Discover the best top things to do in Jelsa, Croatia including Tomic Winery, Fortress Church of St. Mary of Mercy, Pjaca (Square), Jelsa Park, St. Mary’s Church and Fortress, Church of St Peter, St John Square, Church of St Lawrence, Dubokovic Wine, The Tor.
Restaurants in Jelsa

1. Tomic Winery

Bastijana d.o.o., Jelsa, Hvar Island 21465, Croatia +385 21 762 015
Excellent
76%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 54 reviews

Tomic Winery

Apart from offering you the opportunity to tour the production section of our winery, we also organize tastings in our wine cellar modelled after the ancient Roman dining rooms, which is why we have named it Triclinium. All our products are available for tasting. The wine tasting can be held in the Croatian or English language. Reservation in advance is required.

Reviewed By Tourtheworld32 - Las Vegas, Nevada

We set up this wine tour through our travel agency and it was well worth it. We had already been tasting their wines during the week but now it was really an opportunity to try them all. They give you a nice overview of their winery and then the tasting room is set up in an amazing cave like setting. They served some light snacks with the tasting and it paired beautifully. I love their Beleca and wish I could have brought home more of it. It's worth the trip for sure.

2. Fortress Church of St. Mary of Mercy

off Sabotova Kola, Vrboska, Jelsa, Hvar Island, Croatia
Excellent
34%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
13%
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0%
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4 based on 23 reviews

Fortress Church of St. Mary of Mercy

Reviewed By PrimaFACIE - Ljubljana, Slovenia

Vrboska has one of the more unusual churches that you’ll ever see – the church fortress of St Mary of Mercy has high walls, battlements and an impressive ravelin defending the front door. A ravelin is a triangular fortification or detached outwork, located in front of the innerworks of a fortress. Originally called a demi-lune, after the lunette, the ravelin is placed outside a castle and opposite a fortification curtain. The outer edges of the ravelin are so configured that it divides an assault force, and guns in the ravelin can fire upon the attacking troops as they approach the curtain. It also impedes besiegers from using their artillery to batter a breach in the curtain wall. The side of the ravelin facing the inner fortifications has at best a low wall, if any, so as not to shelter attacking forces if they have overwhelmed it or the defenders have abandoned it. This one is unique, having a build in water container for the defenders. Try to visit catching a violin concert at the end of the day. Unforgettable.

3. Pjaca (Square)

Riva, Jelsa, Hvar Island, Croatia
Excellent
33%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 21 reviews

Pjaca (Square)

Reviewed By svoures - Liverpool

This is where everything happens and where all the 'roads' lead too. A lovely square full of old buildings, right by the port.

4. Jelsa Park

Strossmayerovo setaliste | at the Riva, Jelsa, Hvar Island 21465, Croatia
Excellent
26%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 19 reviews

Jelsa Park

One of the largest parks in Dalmatia. The statue of Capt. Niko Duboković is here.

Reviewed By Mira V - Smarje Pri Jelsah, Slovenia

The park is surprisingly spacious, considering that the town is comparatively small. It is quiet and well-kept, there are some interesting statues. A small creek flows through the park and cools off the air in hot days. Very nice walks!

5. St. Mary’s Church and Fortress

Trg krizonose bb, Jelsa, Hvar Island, Croatia
Excellent
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100%
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4 based on 5 reviews

St. Mary’s Church and Fortress

Reviewed By andrej k - Ljubljana, Slovenia

Nice church in the center of Jelsa. It's a typical type of church for Dalmatia. At the time of our visit was closed. Nice for quick look.

6. Church of St Peter

Obala pomoraca | at the entrance to Vrboska Port, Vrboska, Jelsa, Hvar Island 21463, Croatia
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 3 reviews

Church of St Peter

Believed to be the oldest structure on Hvar island, this church is first mentioned in historical records in 1331.

Reviewed By Antun03 - Osijek, Croatia

nice church and it was fortres after Turkey invide island Hvar, one of the best churh fortres. Built in 16 century

7. St John Square

Riva, Jelsa, Hvar Island, Croatia
Excellent
16%
Good
68%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
16%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 6 reviews

St John Square

Reviewed By edageyr - Denmark

This is a quiet spot away from Jelsas harbour, walk by in evening on way to restaurent or in early morning. It is beautiful in sunset or sunrise.

8. Church of St Lawrence

Blaskovic Petar, Vrboska, Jelsa, Hvar Island 21463, Croatia
Excellent
34%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 3 reviews

Church of St Lawrence

Reviewed By emlomenzo - London, United Kingdom

I have visited this church twice while on Hvar Island. This last time they were doing some reconstruction.

9. Dubokovic Wine

Jelsa 301, Jelsa, Hvar Island 21465, Croatia
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 1 reviews

Dubokovic Wine

Reviewed By adalbert3 - Newport Beach, California

We tasted eight different wines inside their wine cellar. We sat at a table nestled among wine barrels with a plate of cheese and bread. In addition to the wine, we also sampled some of their olive oil. We particularly liked the red wine choices---our favorite was the Medvjedica. We purchased a few bottles of that, as well as some of their olive oil. This was a wonderful introduction for us into Croatian wines, and for wine lovers, I highly recommend. The person who ran our tasting could not have been more pleasant.

10. The Tor

D116 | near Our Lady of Health Church, Jelsa, Hvar Island 21465, Croatia
Excellent
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Good
100%
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4 based on 1 reviews

The Tor

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