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hvar News

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.

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.
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Hvar s first Ski club  Levanda in Velo Grablje
Hvar's first Ski club, Levanda in Velo Grablje
Ivan Zaninovic Grande
Klapa Kastilac from Vrboska provided the excellent musical accompaniment
Klapa Kastilac from Vrboska provided the excellent musical accompaniment
Catherine Hanley discussing the technical details of the intern programme with Sebastijan Tomic in t...
Catherine Hanley discussing the technical details of the intern programme with Sebastijan Tomic in the Bastijana offices in Jelsa
National television was on hand to record the event  and the flight will be featured on  Good Mornin...
National television was on hand to record the event, and the flight will be featured on 'Good Morning Croatia' on Monday morning.
The semi-submarine will be sharing the waterfront with some of the world s biggest yachts this summe...
The semi-submarine will be sharing the waterfront with some of the world's biggest yachts this summer
Hvar s restaurants are known for their excellent seafood  and squid is a popular dish.
Hvar's restaurants are known for their excellent seafood, and squid is a popular dish.
Ivan Gospodnetic
The 17 journalists arrived by boat from Makarska
The 17 journalists arrived by boat from Makarska
Scedro s heritage dates back to the 11th century
Scedro's heritage dates back to the 11th century
Presenting the wines of Croatia in Rome in October. Croatian Ambassador Damir Grubisa  Franco Ricci ...
Presenting the wines of Croatia in Rome in October. Croatian Ambassador Damir Grubisa, Franco Ricci, President of Bibenda, Paolo Lauciani and Alessandro Scorcone, the official sommelier of Palazzo Chigi.
Ines Sprem
The Titanic dinner will take place at Restaurant Lido
The Titanic dinner will take place at Restaurant Lido
Darko Sikoronja
Hvar s famous vineyards under snow
Hvar's famous vineyards under snow
The Gariful Open included a Kids Days on the Hvar waterfront
The Gariful Open included a Kids Days on the Hvar waterfront
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.
The flight gives a totally different perspective of the island of Brac.
The flight gives a totally different perspective of the island of Brac.
The world s first Hvar cocktail made 100% from island ingredients.
The world's first Hvar cocktail made 100% from island ingredients.
Vedran Rafael Janic
The konoba  or wine basement  is superbly preserved.
The konoba, or wine basement, is superbly preserved.
Mara
Croatia s stunning premier island of Hvar.
Croatia's stunning premier island of Hvar.
The press conference took place at the Hajduk Split stadium  which will host the first two days of U...
The press conference took place at the Hajduk Split stadium, which will host the first two days of Ultra Europe.
One of the most popular stops of the viticultural tour of the island was the Tomic Winery in Jelsa
One of the most popular stops of the viticultural tour of the island was the Tomic Winery in Jelsa