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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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Hvar Wine Association president Ivana Krstulovic Caric has been a driving force for promoting the Hv...
Hvar Wine Association president Ivana Krstulovic Caric has been a driving force for promoting the Hvar wine story since becoming president in 2012. Here she presents the island's wines at the Tomic winery in Jelsa.
Prime Minister Milanovic enjoys the opening of Croatia s latest new road with a glass of Tomic Prose...
Prime Minister Milanovic enjoys the opening of Croatia's latest new road with a glass of Tomic Prosek, the dessert wine which caused a stir prior to EU entry over its alleged consumer confusion with the Italian sparkling Prosecco.
General Gotovina relaxed on Jelsa s main square in Jelsa with a coffee with friends at Cafe Toni aft...
General Gotovina relaxed on Jelsa's main square in Jelsa with a coffee with friends at Cafe Toni after the procession
The Arsenal in Hvar Town is one of Dalmatia s most impressive event venues.
The Arsenal in Hvar Town is one of Dalmatia's most impressive event venues.
Miranda Milicic Bradbury
Tomic  together with Hvar Wine Association President Ivana Krstulovic Caric  welcomed the group befo...
Tomic, together with Hvar Wine Association President Ivana Krstulovic Caric, welcomed the group before presenting a range of the association's wines.
The waterfront view of Lake Jarun which will greet guests at Restaurant Lido in Zagreb
The waterfront view of Lake Jarun which will greet guests at Restaurant Lido in Zagreb
The start of the journey into the unknown  as the Twin Otter taxies out of the Split sea port.
The start of the journey into the unknown, as the Twin Otter taxies out of the Split sea port.
Svirce  the wine village of Hvar  with a fascinating wine history.
Svirce, the wine village of Hvar, with a fascinating wine history.
The Hvar Half Marathon is considered one of the most picturesque runs in the world.
The Hvar Half Marathon is considered one of the most picturesque runs in the world.
Vese Huljic
The stunning Adriatic
The stunning Adriatic
Robbie Sangulin
Procession participants took a well-earned rest in the warm March sunshine.
Procession participants took a well-earned rest in the warm March sunshine.
The trip included some of the region s most influential wine writers  including Wojciech Bońkowski ...
The trip included some of the region's most influential wine writers, including Wojciech Bońkowski from the Polish Wine Guide
The famouse bridges of the Vrboska canal were apprpriately decorated.
The famouse bridges of the Vrboska canal were apprpriately decorated.
Some 14 000 Plavac Mali vines are being planted on the first organic Plavac vineyard on northern Hva...
Some 14,000 Plavac Mali vines are being planted on the first organic Plavac vineyard on northern Hvar
The 2013 Ultra Beach party on Hvar
The 2013 Ultra Beach party on Hvar
Suncani Hvar
Ivan Gospodnetic with wife Dragana and two sons. Owner of Hvar s most exclusive restaurant  Gospodne...
Ivan Gospodnetic with wife Dragana and two sons. Owner of Hvar's most exclusive restaurant, Gospodnetic has been behind several tourist and community initiatives on Hvar.
Vedran Rafael Janic
The island of Brac  famous for its white stone which was used in building The White House  comes int...
The island of Brac, famous for its white stone which was used in building The White House, comes into view.
The first squid fishing championship  or peskafondo  was held last year. This year s event will be a...
The first squid fishing championship, or peskafondo, was held last year. This year's event will be a four-day gastro festival.
Ivan Gospodnetic
The welcome address from Jasmina Vekic and Jurica Tomicic
The welcome address from Jasmina Vekic and Jurica Tomicic
Restaurant Saran
The presentation on Hvar s cuisine was outstanding
The presentation on Hvar's cuisine was outstanding