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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.

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?
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Among the local delicacies was a traditional Easter cake called sirnica.
Among the local delicacies was a traditional Easter cake called sirnica.
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400 years - yet one more anniverasry for historic Vrboska
400 years - yet one more anniverasry for historic Vrboska
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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.
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An island boy himself  energetic Sales and Marketing manager Jan Albers eloquently lays out the bene...
An island boy himself, energetic Sales and Marketing manager Jan Albers eloquently lays out the benefits of the hydroplane project for both Croatian tourism and island life.
European Coastal Airlines
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Hvar Wine Association president Ivana Krstlovic Caric has been a driving force behind the early prom...
Hvar Wine Association president Ivana Krstlovic Caric has been a driving force behind the early promotion of Croatian wine in Italy.
Dusan Jelic
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The fabled main square in Hvar Town  with St Stephen s Cathedral in the background. At 4700m2  it is...
The fabled main square in Hvar Town, with St Stephen's Cathedral in the background. At 4700m2, it is the largest square in Dalmatia.
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One of the happier stories of the 2014 harvest on Hvar - the first harvest of Central Dalmatia s vin...
One of the happier stories of the 2014 harvest on Hvar - the first harvest of Central Dalmatia's vineyard of the year, north of Hvar Town and run by Andro Tomic.
Tomic Winery
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Hvar new year starts with sunshine
Hvar new year starts with sunshine
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Although the main aim is to connect Croatia  many of the passengers were taking the flight out of cu...
Although the main aim is to connect Croatia, many of the passengers were taking the flight out of curiosity, taking advantage of photography options on this affordable panorama flight. Promotional tickets of 13 euro quickly sold, as did the regular tickets at 38 euro for the 13-minute flight.
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Seaplane departures are a popular event for young families in Jelsa. Pilots of the future  perhaps? ...
Seaplane departures are a popular event for young families in Jelsa. Pilots of the future, perhaps? The initial route of Split Airport to Jelsa has been a popular success.
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The indigenous wines of Croatia have been an important theme on the trip  including Bogdanusa from C...
The indigenous wines of Croatia have been an important theme on the trip, including Bogdanusa from Caric, which was discovered at the 2013 BIWC in Sofia by British wine writer Jamie Goode, where it won a silver medal.
Caric winery
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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
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Hotel Palace and Loggia  where organised tourism in Europe began in 1868.
Hotel Palace and Loggia, where organised tourism in Europe began in 1868.
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The sloping vineyards on the southern hills of Hvar contribute to some of Croatia s best wines
The sloping vineyards on the southern hills of Hvar contribute to some of Croatia's best wines
Ilya Shchukin
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Course Five: Filet Mignons Lili
Course Five: Filet Mignons Lili
Ivan Vucetic
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The new Bastijana winery north of Hvar Town is home to 14 000 organic Plavac Mali vines.
The new Bastijana winery north of Hvar Town is home to 14,000 organic Plavac Mali vines.
Bastijana Winery
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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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Hvar s natural products were out in force
Hvar's natural products were out in force
Hvar Tourist Board
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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.
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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.
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