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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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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
Faith and devotion
Faith and devotion
@Paulo Buncuga
A travel experience for dreamers and romantics.
A travel experience for dreamers and romantics.
Final measurements were taken for the seaport construction  which is due to open in May.
Final measurements were taken for the seaport construction, which is due to open in May.
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
Andro Tomic interviewed in Jelsa by HRT
Andro Tomic interviewed in Jelsa by HRT
The procession continues in the early morning Good Friday sunshine
The procession continues in the early morning Good Friday sunshine
@Paulo Buncuga
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.
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
The start of the journey into the unknown  as the Twin Otter taxies out of the Split sea port.
The start of the journey into the unknown, as the Twin Otter taxies out of the Split sea port.
To carry the cross is a great honour
To carry the cross is a great honour
@Paulo Buncuga
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
Although the main aim is to connect Croatia  many of the passengers were taking the flight out of cu...
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.
The 20-minute panorama flight included a tour of Hvar Town and the Pakleni Islands.
The 20-minute panorama flight included a tour of Hvar Town and the Pakleni Islands.
Maria Amalie Wiuff
Pokonji Dol  one of the Pakleni Islands just off Hvar.
Pokonji Dol, one of the Pakleni Islands just off Hvar.
Debora Buncuga
The Masked Ball in Jelsa
The Masked Ball in Jelsa
Karnevalski Odbor Jelsa
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 pretty Hvar resort town of Jelsa  which is set to receive the first modern scheduled hydroplane ...
The pretty Hvar resort town of Jelsa, which is set to receive the first modern scheduled hydroplane flight, thereby making European aviation history.
European Coastal Airlines
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.