"Jelsa. An unassuming, pleasant resort." Jelsa by halikowski

Jelsa Travel Guide: 8 reviews and 30 photos

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A small pleasant, place. The hotels are discreet and many of my Serbian friends came here as schoolkids in the '70s. Doesn't have the pazazz of Hvar Town, but perhaps you don't want it. Beers are cheaper, and less paparazzi ready to snap you taking your clothes off.

View on Jelsa from Burkovo district

This photo was taken by an acquaintance, Paul Bradbury, who runs Hvar Property Services. An interesting fellow, who runs his excellent company with the local electrician's daughter, Miranda. In that local society, electricians and builders are kings of the social hierarchy.. they go by the name `Mester' (Master), which is worth much more than any shabby Ph.D.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Quiet, pleasant. Not too touristy. Fine buildings (Obcinski Dom, Church of Sv. Ivan), lovely park on the waterfront.
  • Cons:Perhaps a little dull. Could clear up the open sewers flowing into the bay
  • In a nutshell:nice place for holidays, I recommend.
  • Last visit to Jelsa: Mar 2005
  • Intro Updated Apr 10, 2005
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  • diosh's Profile Photo
    Jun 13, 2005 at 2:18 AM

    OMG-those open sewers flowed from the Hotel Mina in the 70s!We always knew when they'd had lunch!!Otherwise a beautiful place.I'm glad it's still unspoiled,cheers, Diana


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