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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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European Coastal Airlines staff handled the check-in swiftly and efficiently.
European Coastal Airlines staff handled the check-in swiftly and efficiently.
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.
Having driven the new stretch of road with Jelsa Mayor Niksa Peronja  Prime Minister Milanovic emerg...
Having driven the new stretch of road with Jelsa Mayor Niksa Peronja, Prime Minister Milanovic emerged from his car to meet local people.
Prime Minister Milanovic (left) was treated to a walking tour of the Jelsa waterfront upgrade by Jel...
Prime Minister Milanovic (left) was treated to a walking tour of the Jelsa waterfront upgrade by Jelsa Mayor Niksa Peronja.
Professor Ivan Rupnik was an enthusiastic leader of the American academic group.
Professor Ivan Rupnik was an enthusiastic leader of the American academic group.
Vivian Grisogono
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
The snow may be miniscule by international standards  but snow on Hvar makes national news  and the ...
The snow may be miniscule by international standards, but snow on Hvar makes national news, and the hotels are rumoured to offer free accommodation if it snows on Europe's sunniest island.
Daniela Lucic
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
Local wines with great international repuations were served at the official opening  including Caric...
Local wines with great international repuations were served at the official opening, including Caric Bogdanusa, Tomic Beleca and dessert wine Hektorovich Prosek.
Once checked in  the luggage is loaded by staff behind the passenger seats.
Once checked in, the luggage is loaded by staff behind the passenger seats.
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
Reviving traditional dances in Jelsa on Hvar
Reviving traditional dances in Jelsa on Hvar
Angelika Gurdulic
The Pakleni Islands opposite Hvar Town  just one of the main jewels which are making Croatia one of ...
The Pakleni Islands opposite Hvar Town, just one of the main jewels which are making Croatia one of Europe's top destinations.
Maria Amalie Wiuff
Showcasing Hvar s wine quality: Marija Buncuga from PZ Svirce  whose Ivan Dolac Barrique won organic...
Showcasing Hvar's wine quality: Marija Buncuga from PZ Svirce, whose Ivan Dolac Barrique won organic gold in Germany
The UNESCO-protected procession has a 500 year history
The UNESCO-protected procession has a 500 year history
Paolo Buncuga
Destination Jelsa comes into view just 13 minutes later. The previous option was to take a 40-minute...
Destination Jelsa comes into view just 13 minutes later. The previous option was to take a 40-minute bus to Split, then wait for a 2-hour ferry to Stari Grad, then a 15-minute bus ride to Jelsa, unless the arrival coincided with the 90-minute catamaran at 16:00 daily.
Jelsa  mayor Niksa Peronja was on hand to welcome the first passengers
Jelsa mayor Niksa Peronja was on hand to welcome the first passengers
Vivian Grisogono
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.
With 66 inhabited inlands and poor ferry connections  the potential of ECA for Croatian tourism is h...
With 66 inhabited inlands and poor ferry connections, the potential of ECA for Croatian tourism is huge
European Coastal Airlines
The ECA departure lounge  awaiting the flight.
The ECA departure lounge, awaiting the flight.