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Hvar wine president heads strong cultural delegation to Italy Special

Hvar - As Hvar's winemakers prepare for a major tour of Italy, Digital Journal talks to Hvar Wine President Ivana Krstulovic Caric about Croatian wine.

Full of Life, Croatia PM, 2 ministers open new road on Hvar Special

Jelsa - A high-level delegation from Zagreb flies into Croatia's premier island of Hvar to open the latest infrastructure change in Jelsa.

Photo Essay: Winter on Croatia's Premier Island of Hvar

Hvar - Billed as 'the new St Tropez' in summer, life on the island of Hvar is very different when the tourists have departed. An overview of life in winter on a Dalmatian island.

Spectacular Roman finds under Europe's oldest public theatre

Hvar - Renovation of a building housing Europe's oldest public theatre in Hvar, Croatia, reveals layers of secrets from the past.

Op-Ed: A unique opportunity for Croatia's premier island of Hvar?

Hvar - As 2014 comes to a close, two developments could significantly alter the course of the tourism future of one of Croatia's most exclusive destinations.

Seaplane Saturday: Community in Dalmatia, history in Istria Special

Pula - A busy day for Europe's first modern scheduled seaplane operation in Croatia, starting with a school flight in Dalmatia followed by a historic flight to Istria.

Seaplanes in Croatia: Promo video, Rijeka, Pula new destinations

Split - European Coastal Airlines releases a promotional video of the first modern scheduled seaplane service in Europe, as well as confirming imminent operations for two more routes.

Zagreb Vinocom press trip discovers the wines of Hvar, Croatia Special

Hvar - The international press trip ahead of Zagreb Vinocom continues with a visit to the winemakers of Croatia's premier island of Hvar.

Major international wine trip in Dalmatia ahead of Zagreb Vinocom Special

Bol - Ahead of Zagreb Vinocom, some 30 wine journalists from 18 countries embark on a tour of the vineyards of Dalmatia, Croatia.

Peskafondo 2014 successful addition to late-season Hvar, Croatia Special

Hvar - The tourist season in Croatia continues with an international squid-fishing championship on the exclusive island of Hvar.

Ferry answers emergency call to deliver pregnant woman from Hvar

Hvar - With stormy conditions grounding emergency helicopters, a Jadrolinija ferry is pressed into nocturnal action to assist a pregnant woman in Croatia.

Croatian wine, culture in Rome: Interview with cultural attache Special

Rome - Promoting foreign wine and culture in Rome is no easy task, but steady progress is being made in one quarter. Digital Journal meets the Croatian Cultural Attache.

Master of Wine gets to work on Hvar: Interview with Jo Ahearne MW Special

Jelsa - The wine scene in Croatia received a boost this autumn as former Harrods head wine buyer Jo Ahearne moved to Hvar to make her own wine. Digital Journal went to meet her.

Zagreb first European capital to connect to islands by seaplanes Special

Zagreb - It's another milestone for Europe's first modern scheduled seaplane service, as European Coastal Airlines connects to the world in Croatia.

Hvar Big Game Fishing 2014 a success on Croatia's premier island

Hvar - After a summer of beaches and partying, Hvar's diverse tourism turns to the sea with the inaugural Big Game Fishing Hvar Cup 2014.

Photo Essay: Croatia's 'St. Tropez' in October — A busy Hvar Town Special

Hvar - October on the Adriatic coast is usually a quiet time, but there is still plenty happening on Croatia's premier island of Hvar.

Armani favourite restaurant burns on Hvar: Open again in 24 hours

Hvar - A freak fire on one of Croatia's most exclusive waterfronts destroys the terrace of one of Giorgio Armani's favourite restaurants. But not for long.

Hvar's PZ Svirce earns organic wine gold in Mundus Vini, Germany

Hvar - The renaissance of Hvar wines in Croatia continues, with more international recognition in the form of organic gold in Germany.

Master of Wine Jo Ahearne picks 1st Hvar grapes with Andro Tomic

Jelsa - After moving to Croatia's premier island, Master of Wine Jo Ahearne picks her first grapes on a journey to produce quality Hvar wine.

Fishermen's Conversations to Premiere at Raindance Festival

Hvar - Possibly the most beautiful film ever produced on Croatia's premier island of Hvar will premiere in London next month at the Raindance Festival.

A maiden flight on Europe's 1st modern scheduled hydroplane route Special

Split - As Europe's first modern scheduled sea plane operation finally gets underway in Croatia, Digital Journal takes to the skies to check out the opening route from Split Airport to Jelsa on Hvar.

Modern European hydroplane history as ECA touches down in Jelsa

Jelsa - Aviation history is made as the first scheduled commercial sea plane flight lands on the island of Hvar from Split Airport.

Op-Ed: The acid test for the future of Hvar Town as tourist destination

Hvar - The party tourism debate continues to dominate on Croatia's premier island of Hvar, and a unanimous town council decision brings clarity. But will its wishes be implemented?

Dalmatian hedonist Andro Tomic puts on Vela Gospa show on Hvar

Jelsa - Andro Tomic, arguably Croatia's most charismatic winemaker, serves up a holiday treat for Vela Gospa on the island of Hvar.

Hydroplanes for Hajduk: Flying sponsor for Croatia's oldest club

Split - A much-needed cash injection for Croatia's oldest football club is announced as Europe's first scheduled modern hydroplane service prepares to take to the skies.

Celebrating edible dormice on Hvar: Meet the Tartajun president

Dol - The biggest annual festival on Croatia's premier island is rather unusual — dormouse eating on Hvar. Meet the President of Tartajun.

Bratanic Konoba on Hvar named as Croatian cultural heritage

Vrbanj - A superbly preserved traditional Dalmatian wine basement in Vrbanj, Hvar is elevated to the status of Croatian cultural heritage.

Croatia and Greece: A tale of two Nikki Beach resorts

Nikki Beach Resorts are planned in both Croatia and Greece. While one is about to open in 3 days, the other has some way to go.

Wine, tradition and Matej Ivanic remembered: Bogdanusa on Hvar

Hvar - The Hvar Wine Association's impressive summer continues in Svirce on an evening of wine, song, sport and remembering a hero from 1514.

Ultra Europe Vrboska: Hvar Wine Association tasting season opens Special

Vrboska - Hvar's winemakers put on a show along the canal in Vrboska, as a Master of Wine meets the world's oldest Plavac Mali vines.
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Hvar boasts the oldest municipal theatre in Europe
Hvar boasts the oldest municipal theatre in Europe
Jaksa Kuzmicic
Hvar s natural products were out in force.
Hvar's natural products were out in force.
Hvar Tourist Board
Agroturizam Pharos is a working farm in the UNESCO zone.
Agroturizam Pharos is a working farm in the UNESCO zone.
Days of Hvar Cuisine opens on January 23
Days of Hvar Cuisine opens on January 23
Restaurant Saran
Hvar s first Ski club  Levanda in Velo Grablje
Hvar's first Ski club, Levanda in Velo Grablje
Ivan Zaninovic Grande
ECA CEO Captain Klaus Dieter Martin cuts the ribbon at the latest seaplane destination. Scheduled fl...
ECA CEO Captain Klaus Dieter Martin cuts the ribbon at the latest seaplane destination. Scheduled flights are due to begin on January 1.
Klapa Galesnik from Hvar opened with the presentation with traditional singing
Klapa Galesnik from Hvar opened with the presentation with traditional singing
Pjerino Bebic
Poring over the proposed design in the office of Mayor Niksa Peronja
Poring over the proposed design in the office of Mayor Niksa Peronja
There was plenty of action on the water away from the boats  with Hvar nightlife legend Wolfgang Sch...
There was plenty of action on the water away from the boats, with Hvar nightlife legend Wolfgang Schulze-Boysen in familiar paddling pose.
The UNESCO-protected procession has a 500 year history
The UNESCO-protected procession has a 500 year history
Paolo Buncuga
Hvar is a fiercely Catholic island  and the religious tradition is strong
Hvar is a fiercely Catholic island, and the religious tradition is strong
@Paulo Buncuga
Croatia has 1 185 islands  and it seems that most of them can be viewed on the picturesque 45-minute...
Croatia has 1,185 islands, and it seems that most of them can be viewed on the picturesque 45-minute flight to Split.
The start of the journey into the unknown  as the Twin Otter taxies out of the Split sea port.
The start of the journey into the unknown, as the Twin Otter taxies out of the Split sea port.
A traditional way of ageing rakija
A traditional way of ageing rakija
The first squid fishing championship  or peskafondo  was held last year. This year s event will be a...
The first squid fishing championship, or peskafondo, was held last year. This year's event will be a four-day gastro festival.
Ivan Gospodnetic
European Coastal Airlines CEO Captain Klaus Dieter Martin and PR Director Marija Vuletic flanking tw...
European Coastal Airlines CEO Captain Klaus Dieter Martin and PR Director Marija Vuletic flanking two customers on the first flight to Rab, who were also on the first ever ECA flight, from Split Airport to Jelsa on Hvar.
If a winery could wine an award for location  there would be few to beat the Jako Vino winery on the...
If a winery could wine an award for location, there would be few to beat the Jako Vino winery on the fabled waterfront in Bol on the island of Brac.
The gold medal team at Dvor Dubokovic in Pitve
The gold medal team at Dvor Dubokovic in Pitve
Digital Journal drove the new road  which is a welcome improvement on the winding coastal alternativ...
Digital Journal drove the new road, which is a welcome improvement on the winding coastal alternative.
The wine presentation took place on one of Rome s most exclusive restaurants.
The wine presentation took place on one of Rome's most exclusive restaurants.
Ines Sprem