Cottage Crios

Jelsa, sleeps: 4


Cottage Crios is a charming little stone house located near the sea in a beautiful bay of Grebišće, just 2km east of Jelsa. In an idyllic setting, in the middle of the century old pine forest near the amazing sandy beach, Crios is a very romantic place. 

Cottage Features

Crios Cottage is a stone house built in 2002. It has 50m2 of interior and 15 000m2 of green lands around it. A short junction after Grebišće beach leads from the main road to the cottage. 

Once you get there you’ll find yourself surrounded by the colors and scents of Mediterranean vegetation and crystal clear sea. A pure pleasure.

Inside the house is a large studio space with open plan kitchen / dining / lounge area. There is also a large double bed plus the additional sofa bed suitable for two people. It has a separate bathroom with shower unit and a nice terrace overlooking the sea.

Cottage Crios has a very minimalistic accommodation. For example bathroom does not have any counter space for toiletries. There is no toaster or microwave oven. Finally, this is Robinson's home rather than a royal palace. Although the location is worthy of a king.

Private parking lot is adjacent to the cottage.

Approximately 40 meters from the cottage is a small coffee bar that offers snacks and drinks, a quiet and easygoing kind of place with very soothing music. Our clients say that the food is quite good there. It is open during the summer season from 10 am till 10 pm.

Same person who owns the cottage owns the bar - a very likable and eloquent gentleman always at your service in case you need help with anything during your stay in this little paradise.

Cottage Crios is perfect for utter relaxation and uninterrupted enjoyment of the true nature. It is suitable for a small family, for a couple in love or even for a small group of friends. It is also great for those who like to have an option to leave the quiet paradise every once in a while and enjoy all that nearby town of Jelsa has to offer.

As Jelsa town with the first grocery store is 2 km distance it's important to know that the kitchen is not fully stacked and the basics should be purchased prior to arrival. Town of Stari Grad is just 10-minute drive away, while the town of Hvar is some 30-minute drive away. 

P.S. No, there is no wi-fi neither TV in Crios. Take a deep breath, relax. 


Love at First Sight

Crios was one of those wonderful, loving fathers. Always fun and caring, always ready to help and always full of understanding for both of his daughters. He adopted two beautiful twin girls when he was at the top of his game – important, rich and very famous.

Women loved him, but he lost the love of his life in the days when he didn’t really understand how important love actually is - while he was too busy working she decided to leave him forever … He never again found such love. Since he always wanted to have children he decided to adopt and his two girls were the brightest stars in his sky ever since.

One summer they decided to spend their holiday on the gorgeous Mediterranean island. They found a small, adorable cottage in the pine forest by the seashore just near the small fishing town.

Many a summers three of them spent together, but this one was different. His precious little stars were all grown up now and they wanted to explore the vast sky on their own. Crios wasn’t upset because of that – he didn’t really mind, he understood. He knew he couldn’t keep them away from the world forever.

That particular evening he let his sparkling stars go out and he himself took a little walk by the sea. He enjoyed every step of his walk – watching the pine trees, breathing the fresh air and letting those citrus scents in and out of his lungs. Every few steps he would just pause and took a glimpse of the sea that merged with the sky somewhere on the horizon creating a divine turquoise blend.

Thinking about the beauty of the given moment he didn’t realize someone was coming his way. Equally lost in her thoughts she was walking towards him. Finally, he heard the sound of her steps, turned his head and there she was, right in front of him, as beautiful as he remembered.

His name rolled of her lips in shock and disbelief; but then she smiled ...

It was his long-lost nymph.

  • sleeps 2+2
  • bedrooms 1 / studio
  • bathrooms 1
Amenities - Inside
Amenities - Inside
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • dining for 4 people
  • AC x 1
  • stove
  • oven
  • fridge / freezer
  • coffee machine
  • juicer
  • toaster
  • hair dryer
  • baby cot / upon request
  • all linens provided
  • all towels provided
Amenities - Outside
Amenities - Outside
  • shaded terrace
  • dining for 4 people
  • sun deck
  • loungers
  • BBQ
  • parking
Additional Services
Additional Services
  • upon arrangement
Town of Jelsa

Town of Jelsa found its place in the middle of Hvar Island, by the sea on the northern side. It is surrounded by the islands highest peaks; St. Nicholas on the west and Hum on the east side. Just like the rest of the island it has a beautiful rugged coastline with gorgeous little islands, bays and capes. 

Jelsa offers such diverse scenery - pine tree forests, vineyards, lavender fields, olive groves and crystal clear sea. There are beautiful beaches there as well. You can reach them by foot, by car or by boat. It is interesting that the only genuine sandy beach on the entire island is located just 2km from Jelsa.

Jelsa was founded in the 14th century as a ship port for the nearby village of Pitve. It grew from a little fishing and agricultural place to the shipbuilding and maritime center. In the 19th century Jelsa was at the peak of its fame, which is evident from town’s architecture. 

The story says that the whole place was formed around the chapel of St. John. Today, on that mythical place there is a Baroque chapel from the 17th century with octagonal plan and a charming square around it. The square was built in the period between 17th and 19th century and hasn’t changed shape since.

The most important historical event in the town of Jelsa occurred in the second half of the 16th century, during the Cyprus war. Turkish naval forces landed and invaded the island. The town of Hvar, Stari Grad and Vrbovska were destroyed and Jelsa was the only town that expressed significant resistance. To commemorate those times stands the parish church of Sts. Fabian and Sebastien that was fortified at those times. Its neo-Renaissance façade was added in the second half of the 19th century in the event of a wedding of Austrian emperor Franz Josef I and empress Elizabeth, known as Sissy.

Jelsa is today a tourist-oriented town with all the necessary touristy contents – cafés, restaurants, art galleries, souvenir stores and such. Just take a walk through the town center, check out numerous churches, squares, town parks and lapidary.

This nice little Mediterranean town has pleasant climate that guarantees mild winters and pleasant summers. The center of social life is town square called Pjaca located just below the parish church. It is a place where locals meet to exchange news, comment on daily events and whisper occasional gossip. As good hosts they are always happy to share their relaxed atmosphere with the guests.

Besides the pleasant coffee drinking culture, so typical for Mediterranean, Jelsa has an enviable gastro offer. There is a great restaurant called Me and Mrs. Jones, we like charming U smokve as well, and if you are into something more traditional try tavern Nono.

We also recommend a beautiful winery and wine boutique of family Tomić as well as traditional and charming wine cellar of Ivo Duboković. In both those places you can enjoy the high quality wine while getting to know the history of winemaking. You can experience the blend of their past, their present as well as their vision of future. 

When talking about local wines, we have to mention winemaker Huljić as well. And if you find yourself in the nearby town of Vrboska make sure you check out the authentic Dalmatian tavern and winery called Pinjata that is located in the very center of the town.

Make sure you don’t leave Jelsa before trying local fish – you can procure it through local fishermen and make yourself the healthiest possible meal at your island home.

In case you prefer untouched nature sites and you’re interested in history we suggest you visit the following locations:

  • Approximately 11 km east of Jelsa is Humac hill. Humac reaches back to 17th century and it used to be a pastoral village. Today Humac is a remarkable example of a well-preserved rural architecture. There is also an exquisite restaurant, Konoba Humac, and a horse riding area. 
  • From Humac you can get to Grapčeva cave that reaches back to Neolithic era. It is a cave filled with stalactites and stalagmites, it is a birthplace of Hvar civilization and culture and one of the oldest findings in the Mediterranean area.
  • Interesting Greek fortress called Tor (4th century BC) is approximately an hour walk away from Jelsa.
  • Not far from Tor there is a medieval fortress-town called Galešnik 

This beautiful island town also offers various opportunities for recreation and sports – from long and relaxing walks by the seashore to cycling, diving, mini-golf, fitness, European football, basketball, tennis, bay fishing or surfing in Vrboska (5km).

Jelsa is also famous for its "Fešta vina" (Jelsa Wine Festival), a fun event that takes place every year during last week of August. Traditional Jelsa Patron saint is "Vela Gospa" (The Assumption) that is celebrated each year on August 15. A superhero called Lavanderman, an irresistible charmer with his purple outfit is one of the modern symbols and protectors of the town.

Let’s wrap it up with a short story about a remarkable local tradition that hasn’t skipped a year for five centuries and was included 2009. on UNESCO's World Intangible Cultural Heritage List. 

This traditional, cultural and religious symbol of Jelsa is a nighttime procession called "Za križen" (Following the Cross) and it takes place on Maundy Thursday before Easter. What actually happens is that six different processions from six different parish churches start simultaneously at 10 in the evening and last until 7 in the morning when each procession returns to the starting point after circling the mid-island area. The parish churches that serve as starting point are located in Vrbanj, Vrboska, Jelsa, Pitve, Vrisnik and Svirče.

During those night hours the participants of the procession walk the total of 25 km. The long walk implies patience, meditation, prayer and deep religious emotions, but it is a beautiful spiritual event even for those not so religious. It is impossible to stay indifferent towards the whole experience and we strongly recommend it.


International Airport Split
Local Airport Jelsa / 2 km
Town Center Jelsa / 2 km
Beach 50 m / sand 150 m
Bar / Restaurant 40 m / 2 km
Grocery Store Jelsa / 2 km
Supermarket Jelsa / 2 km
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Cottage Crios

Weekly Rates

23.09.2017 - 26.05.2018 €910
26.05.2018 - 23.06.2018 €980
23.06.2018 - 25.08.2018 €1.190
25.08.2018 - 22.09.2018 €980
22.09.2018 - 25.05.2019 €910

Weekly rates per property.

Weekly rates include: use of all facilities and amenities, VAT, tourist tax, linens, towels, water, electricity, gas, final cleaning.

Weekly rates do not include: pets (€10 per pet daily) and all additional services.

Additional Information

Pets are allowed, upon request.

Smoking is allowed.

All additional services upon request prior to your arrival.

Towels and linen are all provided. Linen is changed weekly while towels are changed every 3-4 days.

Minimum stay is 7 days, but exceptions can be made depending on a high/low season.

A short stay (less than 4 nights) is possible out of high season, but requires 30% surcharge.

Changeover day is preferably Saturday, but can be flexible depending on a high/low season.

Check in is at 3 pm and check out is at 10 am.

Car is recommended.

150 refundable security deposit is requested in cash and will be returned after departure inspection.

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Booking Notes

A 30% non refundable deposit is required at the time of booking and the final balance is due 8 weeks prior to your arrival date.

If booking is canceled within 8 weeks prior to your arrival date none of your payments will be refunded.

All bank transfer fees are the responsibility of the guest.

The entire agreed rental fee must be paid even if the property is used by less people that you indicated when making the booking or your party does not use the property for the full period indicated when making the booking.

By confirming your booking and paying the advance, you explicitly confirm that you are familiar with the general terms and conditions, and that you accept them.

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