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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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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.
The exhibition will run until April 10
The exhibition will run until April 10
Paolo Buncuga
The stage is set - the final steps on Jelsa s main square
The stage is set - the final steps on Jelsa's main square
@Paulo Buncuga
Minister of Transport Sinisa Hajdas Doncic talking to reporters.
Minister of Transport Sinisa Hajdas Doncic talking to reporters.
Croatia  Full of Life is the official new tourism slogan  and no sooner had the politicians departed...
Croatia, Full of Life is the official new tourism slogan, and no sooner had the politicians departed than preparations for the Carnival began.
Klapa Kastilac from Vrboska provided the excellent musical accompaniment
Klapa Kastilac from Vrboska provided the excellent musical accompaniment
The cross bearer runs the final steps at the end of the Jelsa Procession
The cross bearer runs the final steps at the end of the Jelsa Procession
Paolo Buncuga
An excellent new road  as well as offering some new views of the island s stunning beauty. An inviti...
An excellent new road, as well as offering some new views of the island's stunning beauty. An inviting Adriatic above the former Belgrade Health Resort.
Jelsa will be served by four flights daily from Split Airport initially  with promotional prices of ...
Jelsa will be served by four flights daily from Split Airport initially, with promotional prices of less than $20 a ticket
ECA CEO Captain Klaus Dieter Martin cuts the ribbon at the latest seaplane destination. Scheduled fl...
ECA CEO Captain Klaus Dieter Martin cuts the ribbon at the latest seaplane destination. Scheduled flights are due to begin on January 1.
The Cross bearer runs those final steps to the awaiting priest after an exhausting 22 kilometre walk...
The Cross bearer runs those final steps to the awaiting priest after an exhausting 22 kilometre walk through the night
@Paulo Buncuga
The seaplane service has also proved popular as a panoramic flight service - overlooking the sea por...
The seaplane service has also proved popular as a panoramic flight service - overlooking the sea port of Jelsa.
Danijela Lucic
The final touches are being applied to Jelsa s extended waterfront  a key location for the hydroplan...
The final touches are being applied to Jelsa's extended waterfront, a key location for the hydroplane operation
PM Milanovic stopped to buy a 10 kuna ($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.
To carry the cross is a great honour
To carry the cross is a great honour
@Paulo Buncuga
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.
The final steps
The final steps
@Paulo Buncuga
Andro Tomic interviewed in Jelsa by HRT
Andro Tomic interviewed in Jelsa by HRT
The view from this journalist s terrace as the works begin in Hvar  Croatia
The view from this journalist's terrace as the works begin in Hvar, Croatia

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