Otok Hvar: Jelsa
Lying immediately to the east of Vrboska this popular tourist resort has a town quay on the north side of the harbour where yachts can moor in 3 metres, stern-to and hook up to power and water. Approaching from the north you will pass an outer breakwater on the east side of the bay (flashing red light (Fl.R. 3s) at its end). and then an inner breakwater on the west side of the bay marked with a flashing green light (Fl. G. 3s).
The town is larger than Vrboska offering more of the bustle typical of Hvar Town. It has a number of popular restaurants, bars and hotels to cater for all tastes as well as a variety of shops and super markets, a daily fruit and veg market, bank, post office, pharmacy and health centre.
While this is an attractive overnight stop be certain of the weather. The harbour is exposed to Northerly and North-easterly winds and can be dangerous in stronger wind speeds and the moorings are subject to strong reflected swells. Boats tend to move to Vrboska under such conditions where the shelter is better.
The town was founded in the 14th century and has an interesting network of older streets and buildings to wander through as well as later 19th century? formal gardens and Austro-Hungarian buildings towards the west end of the harbour. There are the usual tourist shops and stalls, though here the particularly specialise in lavender and other essential oil products such as rosemary oil.
The nearest fuel is in Vrboska only 2 miles to the west.
Harbour quay - power and water
Fuel available at Vrboska (2nm west)
Shops including supermarkets in the town
Harbour Master : +385 (0)21 761 055
Health Centre: +385 (0)21 761 194
Pharmacy: +385 (0)21 761 108
Police: +385 (0)21 741 033 (Hvar Town)
Sunday, 24 April 2011
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