Jelsa is a lovely town in the middle of Hvar island. Read more about the rich history and things to see in Jelsa on our blog, here we’ll discover you event you can’t miss in Jelsa.
We’ll introduce you to “Fešta vina” (Wine Festival in English). Name itself got your attention didn’t it? Nice, Dionysus would be proud.
Fešta vina (Wine Festival) in Jelsa
As soon as you get to Hvar island you’ll realize that 3 liquids are secret here. Sea, olive oil and wine.
For decades Jelsa organizes a festival to celebrate one of those three valuable liquids - wine. Fešta vina (Wine Festival) happens the last weekend in August. That is great because the island is still full of tourists so our tradition can be spread around the globe.
Join local people and drink homemade wine as much as you want. You’ll be here on a vacation and you can treat yourself with a relaxed night(s) out. Why wouldn’t you feel the hedonism at its best on Hvar when you have a chance?
It’s not good to drink on an empty stomach so grab some fresh sardines from one of the stands. Old Greeks would be proud of you for eating fresh fish and drinking local wine, but they are long gone. Instead, you can enjoy with locals or meet some interesting people who came to Jelsa with the same motive as you. To have a great time at the traditional Wine Festival.
Wine Festival is the best summer event in Jelsa so mark your calendars and get ready for a great time on Hvar.