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With its elegant 19th century facades, at the border with fields from the period of ancient Romans and Greeks, Jelsa takes us back to a century old culture of its island. Grapeeva špilja in the vicinity is a craddle of Hvar's civilization, important for the whole neolithic Mediterranean area.The question of the origin of constructors of the misterious Tor, the fortress above the town, remains unsolved: were they Illyrians or Greeks? Unanswered questions from distant history of Jelsa make us think about past times.

However, Jelsa is one of the most vivid island towns, built around picturesque square touching the seaside on one side, and on the other approaching the church of St. Fabian and St. Sebastian. The town ramifies into many streets dominated by pjaceta (local word for a small square) with St. John's church, which, as the Jelsa itself, underwent many reconstructions. Once Jelsa was a town of navigation and vine, today it lives mostly on tourism.


Camp "Holiday"

Camp "Jelsa" is situated at the north part of the island of Hvar, the sunniest island on the Adriatic coast. It is only 1 km far from the center of Jelsa, and 20 km from the biggest town on the island, Hvar. Two to three km above the camp Jelsa there is the old town of Pitve dating from the ancient times.

In the center of Jelsa there are shops, restaurants, bars, bank, ambulance, pharmacy, crane, mooring and vessels launching place as well as other tourist facilities.

Camp has 50 places for trailers, and 250 places for tents.

The northern part of the camp offers a beautiful rocky beach, while the west side has a sandy beach bay.

The camp provides modern and equipped sanitary premises, washing and ironing machines, refrigerators, exchange office and shop. There is also a possibility of phone, telefax and acces to Internet.

Within the camp there is a restaurant, Lanterna, daily offering fish and various Mediterranean specialties.Beside food,it tempts with a spatious terrace having more than hundred seats, overlooking the sea in the shadow of a pine forest and smell of lavander and rosmary.

For active holidaymakers, there are numerous possibilites near the camp: windsurfing, water skiing, diving, sailing, rent-a-bike, jogging, tennis courts, table tennis, roller skating, hiking and walking at the southern side of the island of Hvar...

To make your stay more memorable, once a week there is a party - fešta, "Ribarska noć"- Fishermen's night. There is also a possibility of organizing a grill party.

The staff of the camp Jelsa will try to meet all your wishes and needs, and make your vacation unforgettable.