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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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A free shuttle bus awaits passengers at Split airport for the 500 metre transfer to the sea terminal...
A free shuttle bus awaits passengers at Split airport for the 500 metre transfer to the sea terminal.
Lavender
Lavender
There were numerous lavender products for sale
There were numerous lavender products for sale
An excellent new road  as well as offering some new views of the island s stunning beauty. An inviti...
An excellent new road, as well as offering some new views of the island's stunning beauty. An inviting Adriatic above the former Belgrade Health Resort.
Lavender
Lavender
The romantic traditional sailboats of the Forske Pulene Festival  now in its fourth year  added a dr...
The romantic traditional sailboats of the Forske Pulene Festival, now in its fourth year, added a dreamy quality to the evening's proceedings.
400 years - yet one more anniverasry for historic Vrboska
400 years - yet one more anniverasry for historic Vrboska
Hvar is preparing for another bumper season
Hvar is preparing for another bumper season
Mario Romulic
Croatian Tourism Minister Darko Lorencin extended his visit to the wine fair on a busy day in Split ...
Croatian Tourism Minister Darko Lorencin extended his visit to the wine fair on a busy day in Split, which included a visit to the Croatia Boat Show.
Hvar s carnival tradition is well established. The village of Brusje in the past.
Hvar's carnival tradition is well established. The village of Brusje in the past.
Udruga Kriva Maslina
The inland Dalmatian town of Sinj provided much of the colour and entertainment  its costumed ambass...
The inland Dalmatian town of Sinj provided much of the colour and entertainment, its costumed ambassadors promoting the 300th year of the Sinj Alka tradition.
Vedran Rafael Janic
Local paparazzi Jaksa Kuzmicic in familar pose on the canal.
Local paparazzi Jaksa Kuzmicic in familar pose on the canal.
The water-taxis running from Hvar Town to the Pakleni Islands are still running and with peak season...
The water-taxis running from Hvar Town to the Pakleni Islands are still running,and with peak season over, there is time to engage the skipper in conversation.
Hotel Amfora was as  full as a pomegranate  in 2011
Hotel Amfora was as 'full as a pomegranate' in 2011
Suncani Hvar
The furnace was fired up for the lavender distillation process
The furnace was fired up for the lavender distillation process
The Dalmatian capital of Split
The Dalmatian capital of Split
The historic Arsenal building hosting an all-too-rare banquet. On the first floor of the building is...
The historic Arsenal building hosting an all-too-rare banquet. On the first floor of the building is the Hvar theatre, the oldest public theatre in Europe, dating back to 1612.
The Jelsa welcoming committee inluded KUD Jelsa in traditonal dress  serving local delicaces.
The Jelsa welcoming committee inluded KUD Jelsa in traditonal dress, serving local delicaces.
An earlier Digital Journal article about the festival was featured in the monthly newsletter of the ...
An earlier Digital Journal article about the festival was featured in the monthly newsletter of the Croatian Embassy in Washington
Croatian wine pioneer Antun Plancic promoting the island s wines at a fair in Zagreb  pictured with ...
Croatian wine pioneer Antun Plancic promoting the island's wines at a fair in Zagreb, pictured with Digital Journal (right) and a member of the influential Luksic Group (centre).
Plancic winery