Destination guide

Travel to adventurous Jelsa

The island views and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Jelsa. This city's rock climbing, archaeology and kayaking draw many visitors. Zlatni Rat Beach and Makarska Beach are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Jelsa

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Jelsa is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Zlatni Rat Beach (10.9 mi / 17.5 km)
  • Makarska Beach (15.2 mi / 24.5 km)
  • Baska Voda Beach (16.4 mi / 26.3 km)
  • Sumartin West Beach (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • Lanterna Beach (10.5 mi / 17 km)
  • Vidova Hora (12.5 mi / 20.2 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Jelsa

The nearest airport is in Brac Island (BWK), located 11.2 mi (18 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Split (SPU), which is 36.4 mi (58.6 km) away.

Where to stay around Jelsa?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,743 holiday lettings near Jelsa. From 471 Houses to 2,979 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Jelsa for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Jelsa?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Jelsa:

  • Pokrivenik: 158 holiday homes
  • Zelenka: 1,083 holiday homes
  • Korcula Old Town: 127 holiday homes
  • Križna luka: 268 holiday homes
  • Makarska Old Town: 897 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Jelsa?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Jelsa. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Jelsa Harbour: 8,925 holiday lettings
  • Hvar Town Arsenal: 4,827 holiday lettings
  • Zlatni Rat Beach: 10,362 holiday lettings
  • Hvar Fortress: 4,836 holiday lettings
  • Baska Voda Beach: 9,249 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Jelsa listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Jelsa?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 471 Houses in Jelsa. Our other popular types of Jelsa holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 2,979 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 221 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 16 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Jelsa?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 466 holiday homes with pool available in Jelsa. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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