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.
Europe's first scheduled seaplane service from Jelsa on Hvar to a seaport near Split Airport has proved popular, and a vital quick link to the mainland, with flights operating all winter and taking just 13 minutes.
The procession has taken place every year on Hvar for more than 500 years
One of Europe's most exclusive waterfronts in July, the Hvar riva gives way to fishing nets and fishermen selling their wares in January.
Phase 2 on the Jelsa-Sucuraj road is about to begin