Jelsa is a well known tourist town with harbour on the north coast of island. Town is around a amazing square, which is located by coast. The chief occupation is farming, cultivate of grape, olive trees, fishing, building of boats and tourism.
By the coast are sand beaches. Beach Soline is located at peninsula Glavica. The little island Zacevo is famous for nudists. The first information about Jelsa are from beginning of 15th century as a harbour of village Pitva. Fugitives from Bosna and Makarska came there at 15th and 17th century. The church of St. Fabian and Sebastijan was changed during a fight with Tourkey to be fort. The church and cemetery at Gradin was built in 16th century. The Greek observatory made from big stones is situated on the south at hill Tor