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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 highlights

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 accommodation are available around Jelsa?

Our 2021 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,818 holiday rentals around Jelsa. From 2,563 flats & apartments to 1,118 holiday houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Jelsa is on Stayz.

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 Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

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