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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.

Party chaos in Croatia: Time to stop The Yacht Week on Hvar? Special

Hvar - Petitions from Komiza and Palmizana, unanimous council decisions against The Yacht Week, and a guest helicoptered to Split hospital: is party tourism in Croatia threatening to destroy its cultural and natural jewels?

Hydroplanes in Croatia imminent: Interview with ECA CEO Special

Hvar - After 13 years of paperwork, a true revolution in Croatian tourism is imminent. Digital Journal meets European Coastal Airlines boss Klaus Dieter Martin.
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Hvar s football-loving mayor Pjerino Bebic announced the match
Hvar's football-loving mayor Pjerino Bebic announced the match
Jaksa Kuzmicic
There was a lively final party at waterfront Toto s in Palmizana  the local focal point of Big Game ...
There was a lively final party at waterfront Toto's in Palmizana, the local focal point of Big Game Fishing Palmizana.
Romina Krstulovic Meneghello
The island of Rab comes into view.
The island of Rab comes into view.
The semi submarine is the latest attraction on Hvar Town s exclusive waterfront.
The semi submarine is the latest attraction on Hvar Town's exclusive waterfront.
The first catch of Big Game Fishing Hvar Cup 2014  on display outside Restaurant Gariful  which had ...
The first catch of Big Game Fishing Hvar Cup 2014, on display outside Restaurant Gariful, which had been engulfed in flames 24 hours before (see separate Digital Journal report).
Time for a breather after a long night
Time for a breather after a long night
Hvar s famous Faroski Kantaduri were in fine voice at the opening cocktail reception.
Hvar's famous Faroski Kantaduri were in fine voice at the opening cocktail reception.
Josip Zuvela  whose Posip won the award of Best White Table Wine.
Josip Zuvela, whose Posip won the award of Best White Table Wine.
The Plancic vineyard in eastern Hvar which will yield 100 tonnes of grapes this year
The Plancic vineyard in eastern Hvar which will yield 100 tonnes of grapes this year
There has been excellent cooperation from the Jelsa authorities from the beginning  with plenty of p...
There has been excellent cooperation from the Jelsa authorities from the beginning, with plenty of proactive suggestions to help the project.
The sloping vineyards on the southern hills of Hvar are home to some of the best Plavac Mali grapes ...
The sloping vineyards on the southern hills of Hvar are home to some of the best Plavac Mali grapes, one of Croatia's most important indigenous red varieties.
Ilya Shchukin
The Zuvela Posip was named best table wine at Sabatini 2013.
The Zuvela Posip was named best table wine at Sabatini 2013.
Donations of 10 tons of food  clothes and supplies were donated in a single day.
Donations of 10 tons of food, clothes and supplies were donated in a single day.
Jaksa Kuzmicic
Sunset on Hvar island on Croatia s Adriatic Coast
Sunset on Hvar island on Croatia's Adriatic Coast
Although the weather shortened the contest to one day  the squid catch was plentiful.
Although the weather shortened the contest to one day, the squid catch was plentiful.
Vedran Rafael Janic
The propellors fired up  and although it was louder than bigger commercial aircraft  there was no ne...
The propellors fired up, and although it was louder than bigger commercial aircraft, there was no need for headphones, and conversation was possible - not that anyone was talking, with all eyes fixed on the beauty outside.
Hvar is famous for its natural beauty  including its lavender fields  and it hosts a lavender festiv...
Hvar is famous for its natural beauty, including its lavender fields, and it hosts a lavender festival each June.
Romulic & Stojcic
The final tasting  with Croatia s leading garage winemaker  Ivo Dubokovic in Jelsa
The final tasting, with Croatia's leading garage winemaker, Ivo Dubokovic in Jelsa
Andro Tomic wines from Jelsa  the face of the infamous Prosek v Prosecco debate
Andro Tomic wines from Jelsa, the face of the infamous Prosek v Prosecco debate
Stasa Cafuta Trcek http://www.thethirdwine.com