Award winner for quality 2008 of the Croatian camping association.
ADAC Camping Caravaning Fuhrer 2011.
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Jelsa is situated in the central part of the island Hvar, a sunny garden intoxicated by the magic of the clear blue sea and covered by the crystal blue sky. 

Jelsa is surrounded by two island's peaks, on the West, Saint Nicholas and on the East, Hum, and is also divided by two main parts, Vela and Mala Banda.

Jelsa is first mentioned under that name, in the Statute of the Hvar Commune, back in 1331, as a source of drinking water near the sea and the village harbour, Pitva (Portus de Pitue). However, findings from the Neolithic Age, Greeks, Romans and Illyrians, witness its long history. The cave Grapčeva, near Jelsa, is a cradle of culture and civilisation of Hvar and one of the oldest finding site on the Adriatic and Mediterranean.

The climate is mild and Mediterranean with pleasant winters and warm, sunny summers, the coast is richly rugged with many little islands and capes, picturesque coves with wonderful sandy, pebble and rocky beaches. Alongside the gastronomic offer of the traditional cuisine and top quality wines of Hvar, Jelsa'a magnificent Mediterranean nature is filled with essential plants, lavender fields and thick pine forest with rich cultural and historical heritage. This makes Jelsa the favourite destination of many tourists, and because of it and not by chance the island of Hvar was called  the “Austrian Madeira“ and is considered one of ten most beautiful islands in the world.