Apartments in Jelsa on the Island of Hvar At the heart of the island of Hvar, between the two highest peaks on the Island, enjoy the best party of your life in Jelsa Situated in the center of the island of Hvar, only 8 km from the Old Town and 30 km from the town of Hvar, Jelsa is one of the most popular destinations on the island of Hvar. In Jelsa visitors have the opportunity to see numerous cultural - historical sights including the Assumption Church and Square of St. John which attracts the attention with its renaissance-baroque appearance and serves as a central square where many events take place. Besides the beautiful sandy beaches and friendly hosts who offer accommodation in apartments and studio-apartments, one of the most common reasons why many visitors choose to come to Jelsa is a rich variety of entertainment it offers. The very centre of Jelsa is divided into two parts connected by the square, which gives it a horseshoe shape. This part is also the center of all happenings in Jelsa. If you come in August you will enjoy the numerous folklore events held in honour of the Assumption of Mary, the patron of Jelsa. At the end of August the Wine Festival is held. Then the whole Jelsa turns into a huge street party with lots of events in the streets, Main Square and parks.