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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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Croatia s stunning premier island of Hvar.
Croatia's stunning premier island of Hvar.
Hvar s natural products were out in force
Hvar's natural products were out in force
Hvar Tourist Board
The brown water of the canal flowed into the open sea  carrying soil tilled by the Ancient Greeks 24...
The brown water of the canal flowed into the open sea, carrying soil tilled by the Ancient Greeks 2400 years ago.
Vrboska Tourist Board
A reminder of the importance of sailing tourism in Croatia. Perfect conditions in October.
A reminder of the importance of sailing tourism in Croatia. Perfect conditions in October.
Jelsa s carnival was moved indoors to the sports hall  where a little Gangnam Style set the tone.
Jelsa's carnival was moved indoors to the sports hall, where a little Gangnam Style set the tone.
Vivian Grisogono
Tourism at Meneghello in the early 20th century.
Tourism at Meneghello in the early 20th century.
Meneghello Archives
Palmizana
Palmizana
Hvar s first Ski club  Levanda in Velo Grablje
Hvar's first Ski club, Levanda in Velo Grablje
Ivan Zaninovic Grande
Jasmina Vekic  right  with celebrity guests
Jasmina Vekic, right, with celebrity guests
Restaurant Saran
One of Giorgio Armani s favourite restaurants was on hand to welcome the Gastronaut party.
One of Giorgio Armani's favourite restaurants was on hand to welcome the Gastronaut party.
Jelsa in winter: the Tomic winery added some Renaissance culture to its January activities.
Jelsa in winter: the Tomic winery added some Renaissance culture to its January activities.
The relationship with the luxury yachting market could not be closer.
The relationship with the luxury yachting market could not be closer.
Restaurant Gariful
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Vedran Rafael Janic
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 third Bogdanusa Evening in Svirce was the most successful yet  and the pretty Dalmatian square w...
The third Bogdanusa Evening in Svirce was the most successful yet, and the pretty Dalmatian square was illuminated with lighting provided by Ivica Blaskovic.
Mili Plenkovic
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.
Hvar Town Mayor Rino Budrovic  right.
Hvar Town Mayor Rino Budrovic, right.
Vivian Grisogono
In addition to honey  there were lots of other natural products on Hvar available for tasting and sa...
In addition to honey, there were lots of other natural products on Hvar available for tasting and sale
Andro Tomic  possibly the only winemaker to have posed for a Playboy spread
Andro Tomic, possibly the only winemaker to have posed for a Playboy spread
Bastijana
Tour guide Katica Vucetic took the Gastonaut party on a fascinating tour of Hvar Town.
Tour guide Katica Vucetic took the Gastonaut party on a fascinating tour of Hvar Town.

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