Jelsa dates back to 14th Century established as a harbor of the ancient village of Pitve. It prospered in the 19th Century due to ship building industry. With the decline of sailing ship, Jelsa accepted new tourist challenge and the first hotel was built here as early as 1911.
Vrboska is the smallest town on the island Hvar. But it has the oldest and largest arts and artifacts of old masters owned by the church,
the only fishing museum on the island, ACI marina which is the most protected marina on the Adriatic coast and around 1 km of beach front.
It has narrow winding bay with a beautiful little island in the middle of the 2 km long bay, which divides Vrboska into two parts. North and South part are connected with four small stone bridges, and therefore it is named Little Venice.