Ancient footprints are scattered throughout the island
With its location at the interchange of cultures, Hvar Island has preserved fingerprints of many historic ages and colonists. The UNESCO-protected World Heritage site Stari Grad Plain that reminds us of the complexity of Ancient Greek agricultural architecture and practices from 4th century B.C., shines an authentic testimony to the gifts left by Ancient Greece in the Mediterranean. The Plain, with 120 archaeological finds, is open to visitors who can walk among its cobbled walkways, walls and ancient constructions, while the nearby town of Stari Grad, regarded as the oldest urban settlement in Croatia, lures visitors with its timeless charm.
From the beginning of history, marked by still intact ancient walls of the Plain, the island has absorbed the valuable legacy of many visitors, who have left admiring heritage in architecture, art, cultural customs, gastronomy and daily life. You will find archaeological sites, galleries, architectural monuments and preserved cultural customs scattered throughout the island, which shines with six authentic UNESCO World Heritage listings – the aforementioned Stari Grad Plain, a 500-year-old Easter Procession in Jelsa, traditional Lacemaking of Benedictine Nuns, Mediterranean Diet, a capella-style Klapa Singing and the art of Dry Stone Walling.
As you can imagine, on an island that blends and preserves so many traditions, visitors are always admired!
Jelsa dioničko društvo za hotelijerstvo | Jelsa public limited company | Jelsa 246, 21465 Jelsa, Croatia | OIB: 51177655549
Registered at the Commercial Court in Split, Croatia
CEO & President of the Board: Anton Glumac
JELSA dioničko društvo za hotelijerstvo | JELSA public limited company | Jelsa 246, 21465 Jelsa, Croatia | OIB: 51177655549
Registered at the Commercial Court in Split
CEO & President of the Board: Dr. Milos Milicsevics