The Town Of Vrboska

Vrboska is situated on the sides of a long and shallow inlet of the sea, which are connected by little bridges joining the two banks, thus giving the place a special charm. The town is surrounded by dense pine woods. Along the coast a road has been built by which Jelsa can be reached in half an hour on foot.

The most monumental and dominant builing of Vrboska is the Fort church , situated on a slight rise in the centre of the town. It dates from about 1575 when old church of Sv. Marija (St. Mary) was fortified, this being necessary because of the constant threat of a Turkish attack. This fortress, even though as such it is of small dimensions, owing to its position dominates the view of the town and the bay, and with the harmony of the Renaissance architecture, it is one of the most attractive buildings of its kind on the Dalmatian coast.