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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.

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.

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.

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.

Europe's first scheduled seaplanes launch in 2 weeks in Croatia

Jelsa - After a 13-year battle with bureaucracy, Europe's first scheduled modern hydroplane service is set to start in Croatia next month.

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.

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.

Za Krizen 2014: Ante Gotovina joins Jelsa procession on Hvar Special

Jelsa - Hvar's historic UNESCO Easter Procession takes place, with General Ante Gotovina joining the pilgrims on a chilly night in Dalmatia.

UNESCO 'Za Krizen': Interview with Jelsa Cross bearer in Croatia Special

Jelsa - A unique, UNESCO-protected religious procession on the island of Hvar takes place tomorrow night, as it has done for more than 500 years. Digital Journal meets one of the former Cross bearers.

Boston University in Jelsa planning for future of Hvar, Croatia

Jelsa - The tourist season may be over but there is plenty of interest in the island of Hvar this winter — both internationally and academically.

Work starts on Jelsa's 17-point plan on Hvar, Croatia Special

Jelsa - With the tourist season over on Hvar, an ambitious 17-point plan from the Mayor of Jelsa begins a programme of regeneration.

Culture in Croatia: Hvar winery becomes Renaissance theatre Special

Jelsa - Life on Dalmatian islands can be quiet in winter, but there is a vibrant cultural scene in some rather unexpected places.

500 years of tradition in Croatia: 'Za Krizem' underway on Hvar Special

Jelsa - One of the world's most interesting Catholic traditions is underway in Croatia, as the Easter Processions in six towns and villages on Hvar begin a long night.

Easter in Croatia: 'Za Krizem' exhibition opens in Jelsa on Hvar Special

Jelsa - Preparations for the UNESCO-protection Easter Procession in Jelsa are underway, with the opening of a photo exhibition in the town's museum.

Croatia Elections 2011: Brisk Voting on the Island of Hvar

Following a campaign marred by corruption scandals and in the midst of a deep recession, Croatians go to the polls to choose the government to take them into Europe.
 

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The traditional dancing was followed by a more modern disco
The traditional dancing was followed by a more modern disco
Angelika Gurdulic
Apart from tourism  the Hvar economy is based on fishing and agriculture  and the vineyards - such a...
Apart from tourism, the Hvar economy is based on fishing and agriculture, and the vineyards - such as this one from Andro Tomic - and olive groves are dotted with workers pruning under trademark Hvar blue skies.
Bastijana Winery
Popular Danish pilot Maria Amalie Wiuff was on hand to help the children onto the plane.
Popular Danish pilot Maria Amalie Wiuff was on hand to help the children onto the plane.
Minister of Tourism Darko Lorencin interviewed by Radio Split.
Minister of Tourism Darko Lorencin interviewed by Radio Split.
Jelsa Mayor Niksa Peronja chaired the meeting where the Boston students presented their findings.
Jelsa Mayor Niksa Peronja chaired the meeting where the Boston students presented their findings.
Vivian Grisogono
The 500 year-old Za Krizem religious Easter procession in Jelsa is underway
The 500 year-old Za Krizem religious Easter procession in Jelsa is underway
Paolo Buncuga
The main square in Jelsa is the focal point of the procession
The main square in Jelsa is the focal point of the procession
@Paulo Buncuga
The procession has taken place every year on Hvar for more than 500 years
The procession has taken place every year on Hvar for more than 500 years
@Paulo Buncuga
Shortly before 09:30  the first scheduled hydroplane in modern European aviation history touched dow...
Shortly before 09:30, the first scheduled hydroplane in modern European aviation history touched down in Jelsa on Hvar.
As winter moves to spring  the island becomes awash with colour  as Carnival celebrations take place...
As winter moves to spring, the island becomes awash with colour, as Carnival celebrations take place.
Ivanka Ivanovic
ECA Sales and Marketing Director Jan Albers with Jelsa Mayor Niksa Peronja
ECA Sales and Marketing Director Jan Albers with Jelsa Mayor Niksa Peronja
Ancona to Jelsa direct in just 66 minutes compares favourably with a 9-hour overnight ferry to Split...
Ancona to Jelsa direct in just 66 minutes compares favourably with a 9-hour overnight ferry to Split, followed by a 2-hour ferry to Stari Grad on Hvar.
European Coastal Airlines
The traditional Laser Europa Cup New Year Regatta takes sailing tourism up to December 31 each year.
The traditional Laser Europa Cup New Year Regatta takes sailing tourism up to December 31 each year.
Danijela Lucic
Time for a breather after a long night
Time for a breather after a long night
European Coastal Airlines welcomed the Prime Minister with a buffet from Me and Mrs Jones restaurant...
European Coastal Airlines welcomed the Prime Minister with a buffet from Me and Mrs Jones restaurant, including wines from Andro Tomic, whose wines were also served at the Presidential inauguration in Zagreb on Sunday.
The Masked Ball in Jelsa
The Masked Ball in Jelsa
Karnevalski Odbor Jelsa
The procession is one of Hvar s four UNESCO heritages  the only island in the world to possess so ma...
The procession is one of Hvar's four UNESCO heritages, the only island in the world to possess so many
@Paulo Buncuga
The exhibition will run until April 10
The exhibition will run until April 10
Paolo Buncuga
The final steps
The final steps
@Paulo Buncuga
Minister of Transport Sinisa Hajdas Doncic talking to reporters.
Minister of Transport Sinisa Hajdas Doncic talking to reporters.