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.

How many holiday rentals are available around Jelsa?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,689 holiday lettings around Jelsa. From 2,698 flats & apartments to 290 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Jelsa?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Jelsa. From travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Vrboska: 1,650 holiday homes
  • Pokrivenik: 662 holiday homes
  • Pitve: 1,729 holiday homes
  • Ivan Dolac: 1,728 holiday homes
  • Jelsa Harbour: 8,338 holiday homes offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Jelsa! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Jelsa?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Jelsa with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Omis: 8,570 holiday lettings
  • Makarska: 4,083 holiday lettings
  • Bol: 4,237 holiday lettings
  • Hvar: 2,203 holiday lettings
  • Podstrana: 2,696 holiday lettings

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Jelsa? offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Jelsa. From travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Jelsa Harbour: 8,338 holiday rentals
  • Hvar Town Arsenal: 4,454 holiday rentals
  • Hvar Fortress: 4,480 holiday rentals
  • Petrinovic Mausoleum: 14,371 holiday rentals
  • Milna Beach: 4,580 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Jelsa listed on where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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