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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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Proceeds from the event went to the flood victims in Slavonia
Proceeds from the event went to the flood victims in Slavonia
The Cross bearer runs those final steps to the awaiting priest after an exhausting 22 kilometre walk...
The Cross bearer runs those final steps to the awaiting priest after an exhausting 22 kilometre walk through the night
@Paulo Buncuga
Early morning on Good Friday - the procession on the high road overlooking Jelsa
Early morning on Good Friday - the procession on the high road overlooking Jelsa
@Paulo Buncuga
The procession brings together Hvar inhabitants of all generations  with many having walked the rout...
The procession brings together Hvar inhabitants of all generations, with many having walked the route every year for more than half a century
@Paulo Buncuga
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.
To carry the cross is a great honour
To carry the cross is a great honour
@Paulo Buncuga
Access to the plane is simple. There are procedures to assist passengers with disabilities.
Access to the plane is simple. There are procedures to assist passengers with disabilities.
Hvar s temperate winter climate makes it an excellent off-season cycling destination  and there is a...
Hvar's temperate winter climate makes it an excellent off-season cycling destination, and there is a marked increase in cyclists once the peak season is over.
Hvar Adventure
Expectation was high as the ECA plane landed after a short flight from Split Airport.
Expectation was high as the ECA plane landed after a short flight from Split Airport.
The final steps
The final steps
@Paulo Buncuga
A final look back at the Split Airport sea terminal  a very pleasant spot to wait for a flight.
A final look back at the Split Airport sea terminal, a very pleasant spot to wait for a flight.
Among the pilgrims was Andro Tomic from Jelsa  Hvar s most charismatic winemaker
Among the pilgrims was Andro Tomic from Jelsa, Hvar's most charismatic winemaker
While Hvar is famous for its sun  the powerful northern Bura wind has been prevalent  bringing cold ...
While Hvar is famous for its sun, the powerful northern Bura wind has been prevalent, bringing cold weather and some small damage to trees and property.
Danijela Lucic
The final touches are being applied to Jelsa s extended waterfront  a key location for the hydroplan...
The final touches are being applied to Jelsa's extended waterfront, a key location for the hydroplane operation
The procession includes visits and prayer in the churches of all six locations
The procession includes visits and prayer in the churches of all six locations
@Paulo Buncuga
PM Milanovic stopped to buy a 10 kuna ($US1.70) lottery ticket for a dried ham  prsut  for the carni...
PM Milanovic stopped to buy a 10 kuna ($US1.70) lottery ticket for a dried ham 'prsut' for the carnival later in the day.
The Jelsa welcoming committee inluded KUD Jelsa in traditonal dress  serving local delicaces.
The Jelsa welcoming committee inluded KUD Jelsa in traditonal dress, serving local delicaces.
Jelsa teacher Daniela Lucic  whose idea led to the flight  was celebrating her birthday with a well-...
Jelsa teacher Daniela Lucic, whose idea led to the flight, was celebrating her birthday with a well-themed cake.
The initial ECA network will connect Italy and Croatian islands directly  with more ambitious future...
The initial ECA network will connect Italy and Croatian islands directly, with more ambitious future plans to change the way people travel in Croatia
European Coastal Airlines
Hiking is also a popular activity on an island famous for its lavender and agreeable climate. A look...
Hiking is also a popular activity on an island famous for its lavender and agreeable climate. A look down at the intimate beach of Lucisca, some 400 metres below, which legend claims has mysterious powers for couples trying to conceive.
Zivko Petricic

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