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hvar News

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.

Ferry madness in Croatia: Krilo catamarans to Hvar halted

Hvar - As Ellen DeGeneres enjoys her visit to Hvar, transfers to Croatia's premier island have been severely reduced as Krilo services are suspended.

Lavender Festival opens in Velo Grablje on Hvar, Croatia

Famous for its sun, nightlife and celebrity draw, Croatia's premier island celebrates its natural treasures in Velo Grablje.

The Yacht Week: Sodom and Gomorrah returns to Hvar in Croatia

Hvar - Home to the origins of organised tourism in Europe and the only island with four UNESCO heritages, Hvar welcomes back The Yacht Week.

Jelsa for Slavonia: Bonkulovic, a local gastro fair on Hvar Special

Jelsa - As victims of the devastating Balkan floods try to rebuild their lives, small fund-raising events continue all over Croatia.

Plancic, the slow death of a famous Croatian winery on Hvar

Vrbanj - As a talented winemaker from Argentina leaves Hvar penniless, just what exactly is happening at the famous Plancic winery in Vrbanj?

Tourism Minister Darko Lorencin visits Vinski Podrum in Split Special

Split - From Game of Thrones filming location to wine fair, the impressive cellars of a Roman Emperor's palace in Croatia showcase their diversity.

Croatian communities rally to assist Balkan flood victims

Communities across Croatia are rallying to help the many victims of the devastating floods in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and northern Croatia.
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it is 400 years since tears were emitted from the picturesque cross.
it is 400 years since tears were emitted from the picturesque cross.
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The fruits of the Adriatic are an important part of Hvar cuisine
The fruits of the Adriatic are an important part of Hvar cuisine
Jurica Tomicic
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Velo Grablje on Hvar hosts an annual lavender festival
Velo Grablje on Hvar hosts an annual lavender festival
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Poring over the proposed design in the office of Mayor Niksa Peronja
Poring over the proposed design in the office of Mayor Niksa Peronja
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The oldest public theatre in Europe  dating back to 1612.
The oldest public theatre in Europe, dating back to 1612.
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Despite 90% of the terrace being destroyed by fire at Restaurant Gariful  it was business as usual l...
Despite 90% of the terrace being destroyed by fire at Restaurant Gariful, it was business as usual less than 24 hours later.
Restautant Gariful
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Dagmar Meneghello being interviewed by Radio Split.
Dagmar Meneghello being interviewed by Radio Split.
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The view from Gariful  Hvar s most exclusive fish restaurant  and a view which could be perhaps enjo...
The view from Gariful, Hvar's most exclusive fish restaurant, and a view which could be perhaps enjoyed by Giorgio Armani, who named the restaurant in his top seven in the world.
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A touch of traditional elegance in Hvar s harbour which is temporary home to some of the world s big...
A touch of traditional elegance in Hvar's harbour which is temporary home to some of the world's biggest private yachts
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The exclusive Hvar waterfront  as seen from Restaurant Gariful  which is next door to the after beac...
The exclusive Hvar waterfront, as seen from Restaurant Gariful, which is next door to the after beach parties of The Yacht Week
Ivan Gospodnetic
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The Cross bearer runs those final steps to the awaiting priest after an exhausting 22 kilometre walk...
The Cross bearer runs those final steps to the awaiting priest after an exhausting 22 kilometre walk through the night
@Paulo Buncuga
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Hvar Wine Association President Ivana Krstulovic Caric (centre)  who has been the driving force of t...
Hvar Wine Association President Ivana Krstulovic Caric (centre), who has been the driving force of the association's heightened profile, talks to the Croatian media.
Hvar Wine Association
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The Bench  normally the preserve of Jelsa s senior community  today a place of rest for pilgrims
The Bench, normally the preserve of Jelsa's senior community, today a place of rest for pilgrims
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Leading Croatian winemaker Andro Tomic was among the judges on the various wines produced in the vil...
Leading Croatian winemaker Andro Tomic was among the judges on the various wines produced in the village
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Vrboska 2014  some 400 years after a young girl observed tears from a small cross in 1614.
Vrboska 2014, some 400 years after a young girl observed tears from a small cross in 1614.
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Ivo Dubokovic from Jelsa on Hvar  whose wines include  2718   named after the average hours of annua...
Ivo Dubokovic from Jelsa on Hvar, whose wines include '2718', named after the average hours of annual sun on the sunniest island in the Adriatic.
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Hvar is a party destination  but also one of fascinating culture  gastronomy  beaches and heritage.
Hvar is a party destination, but also one of fascinating culture, gastronomy, beaches and heritage.
Ivan Gospodnetic
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There were numerous lavender products for sale
There were numerous lavender products for sale
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The return journey from Scedro to Hvar
The return journey from Scedro to Hvar
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