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Jelsa

Jelsa is a town located on the north side of the island of Hvar in Croatia. It is a popular tourist destination and is known for its stunning views of the Adriatic Sea and its vibrant culture. The town has a rich history, dating back to the 16th century when it was first established as a fishing village.

Jelsa is situated in a sheltered bay on the northern coast of Hvar, surrounded by the pine-covered hills of the island. The town is home to a number of historical sites, including the 16th century St. Stephen’s Church and the 15th century Franciscan Monastery. The nearby Pakleni Islands are also popular attractions, offering stunning views of the Adriatic Sea and a variety of activities for visitors.

The town is known for its vibrant culture and lively atmosphere. Every summer, Jelsa hosts a variety of festivals, concerts and events, including the annual Summer Carnival, which draws thousands of visitors to the town.

Jelsa is also home to a number of important historical events. In the late 19th century, the town was the site of a major naval battle between the Austro-Hungarian and Italian navies. The battle resulted in a decisive victory for the Austro-Hungarians and helped to secure their control over the Adriatic Sea.

Today, Jelsa is a popular destination for visitors from around the world. The town is home to a variety of restaurants, bars and shops, as well as a number of beautiful beaches and stunning views of the Adriatic Sea. Visitors can also explore the nearby Pakleni Islands and enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, such as swimming, sailing, fishing and hiking.

Excursion tips for a day in Jelsa

As a tourist in Jelsa, Croatia, there are many exciting activities to enjoy. Here are some of the top activities to do in Jelsa in one day:

1. Explore the old town center and the nearby harbor, where you can enjoy views of the Adriatic Sea.
2. Visit the Vrboska Fortress, which dates back to the 16th century and is a great spot for taking photos.
3. Go on a boat tour to explore the nearby islands and take in the stunning views of the Adriatic Sea.
4. Spend some time relaxing at one of the local beaches, such as Zastrazisce or Zavala Beach.
5. Take a stroll through the vineyards and olive groves of the nearby countryside.
6. Enjoy some local cuisine at one of the many restaurants in Jelsa.
7. Learn about the history and culture of Jelsa by visiting the local museum.
8. Shop for souvenirs and local handicrafts at the local markets.
9. Go for a hike in the nearby hills, where you can take in the breathtaking views of the island.
10. Visit the nearby town of Hvar, which is known for its vibrant nightlife.

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The climate in Jelsa

Jelsa in Croatia has a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers. In spring, temperatures range from 8-20°C and rainfall is common. In summer, temperatures range from 20-30°C and there is plenty of sunshine. In autumn, temperatures range from 10-20°C and rainfall is common. In winter, temperatures range from 5-10°C and there is some rainfall. Overall, Jelsa has a mild climate with plenty of sunshine throughout the year.

Cruise weather for Jelsa

Our weather forecast for Jelsa helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 30.9 °C
min: 25.4 °C
14.8 m/s
33.8 m/s
16.6 %
24.1 m
62.9 %
1,011 hPa
05:26:40
20:31:18
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 32.5 °C
min: 25.3 °C
19.8 m/s
44.3 m/s
0.1 %
24.1 m
48.6 %
1,012 hPa
05:27:31
20:30:39
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 35.0 °C
min: 24.6 °C
14.8 m/s
30.2 m/s
0.3 %
24.1 m
53.1 %
1,011 hPa
05:28:23
20:29:57
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 33.7 °C
min: 24.7 °C
15.5 m/s
20.9 m/s
9.7 %
24.1 m
46.8 %
1,012 hPa
05:29:16
20:29:13
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 35.9 °C
min: 24.6 °C
14.8 m/s
21.6 m/s
17.1 %
24.1 m
49.2 %
1,013 hPa
05:30:09
20:28:27
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 34.5 °C
min: 25.7 °C
14.8 m/s
20.2 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
52.4 %
1,012 hPa
05:31:04
20:27:40
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 33.5 °C
min: 25.6 °C
14.0 m/s
17.6 m/s
7.7 %
24.1 m
50.8 %
1,010 hPa
05:32:00
20:26:50
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 33.5 °C
min: 25 °C
9.0 m/s
9.0 m/s
0.7 %
24.1 m
50.6 %
1,009 hPa
05:32:56
20:25:58
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 33.3 °C
min: 22.8 °C
16.2 m/s
18.4 m/s
25.6 %
23.3 m
58.0 %
1,007 hPa
05:33:54
20:25:04
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 33.2 °C
min: 23.5 °C
16.6 m/s
32.4 m/s
23.4 %
24.1 m
50.4 %
1,009 hPa
05:34:52
20:24:09
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 33.2 °C
min: 23.5 °C
18.7 m/s
24.1 m/s
4.5 %
24.1 m
43.5 %
1,013 hPa
05:35:50
20:23:12
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 32.9 °C
min: 23.8 °C
13.3 m/s
13.3 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
42.9 %
1,013 hPa
05:36:50
20:22:13
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 32.9 °C
min: 24.6 °C
9.0 m/s
11.2 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
46.8 %
1,011 hPa
05:37:50
20:21:12

Cruises to Jelsa

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Scheduled ship calls in Jelsa, Croatia
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Aug. 17th 2024 Saturday, 17th of Aug. 2024 MS PRINCESS 02:30 pm 12:00 am
Aug. 18th 2024 Sunday, 18th of Aug. 2024 MS PRINCESS 12:00 am 07:00 am
Aug. 31st 2024 Saturday, 31st of Aug. 2024 MS PRINCESS 02:30 pm 12:00 am
Sep. 1st 2024 Sunday, 1st of Sep. 2024 MS PRINCESS 12:00 am 07:00 am
Sep. 14th 2024 Saturday, 14th of Sep. 2024 MS PRINCESS 02:30 pm 12:00 am
Sep. 15th 2024 Sunday, 15th of Sep. 2024 MS PRINCESS 12:00 am 07:00 am
Sep. 28th 2024 Saturday, 28th of Sep. 2024 MS PRINCESS 02:30 pm 12:00 am
Sep. 29th 2024 Sunday, 29th of Sep. 2024 MS PRINCESS 12:00 am 07:00 am
Oct. 12th 2024 Saturday, 12th of Oct. 2024 MS PRINCESS 02:30 pm 12:00 am
Oct. 13th 2024 Sunday, 13th of Oct. 2024 MS PRINCESS 12:00 am 07:00 am
Apr. 12th 2025 Saturday, 12th of Apr. 2025 MS PRINCESS 02:30 pm 12:00 am
Apr. 13th 2025 Sunday, 13th of Apr. 2025 MS PRINCESS 12:00 am 07:00 am
Apr. 26th 2025 Saturday, 26th of Apr. 2025 MS PRINCESS 02:30 pm 12:00 am
Apr. 27th 2025 Sunday, 27th of Apr. 2025 MS PRINCESS 12:00 am 07:00 am
May 10th 2025 Saturday, 10th of May 2025 MS PRINCESS 02:30 pm 12:00 am
May 11th 2025 Sunday, 11th of May 2025 MS PRINCESS 12:00 am 07:00 am
May 24th 2025 Saturday, 24th of May 2025 MS PRINCESS 02:30 pm 12:00 am
May 25th 2025 Sunday, 25th of May 2025 MS PRINCESS 12:00 am 07:00 am
Jun. 7th 2025 Saturday, 7th of Jun. 2025 MS PRINCESS 02:30 pm 12:00 am
Jun. 8th 2025 Sunday, 8th of Jun. 2025 MS PRINCESS 12:00 am 07:00 am
Jun. 21st 2025 Saturday, 21st of Jun. 2025 MS PRINCESS 02:30 pm 12:00 am
Jun. 22nd 2025 Sunday, 22nd of Jun. 2025 MS PRINCESS 12:00 am 07:00 am
Jul. 5th 2025 Saturday, 5th of Jul. 2025 MS PRINCESS 02:30 pm 12:00 am
Jul. 6th 2025 Sunday, 6th of Jul. 2025 MS PRINCESS 12:00 am 07:00 am
Aug. 16th 2025 Saturday, 16th of Aug. 2025 MS PRINCESS 02:30 pm 12:00 am
Aug. 17th 2025 Sunday, 17th of Aug. 2025 MS PRINCESS 12:00 am 07:00 am
Aug. 30th 2025 Saturday, 30th of Aug. 2025 MS PRINCESS 02:30 pm 12:00 am
Aug. 31st 2025 Sunday, 31st of Aug. 2025 MS PRINCESS 12:00 am 07:00 am
Sep. 13th 2025 Saturday, 13th of Sep. 2025 MS PRINCESS 02:30 pm 12:00 am
Sep. 14th 2025 Sunday, 14th of Sep. 2025 MS PRINCESS 12:00 am 07:00 am
Sep. 27th 2025 Saturday, 27th of Sep. 2025 MS PRINCESS 02:30 pm 12:00 am
Sep. 28th 2025 Sunday, 28th of Sep. 2025 MS PRINCESS 12:00 am 07:00 am
Oct. 11th 2025 Saturday, 11th of Oct. 2025 MS PRINCESS 02:30 pm 12:00 am
Oct. 12th 2025 Sunday, 12th of Oct. 2025 MS PRINCESS 12:00 am 07:00 am

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