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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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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.
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
A travel experience for dreamers and romantics.
A travel experience for dreamers and romantics.
ECA Sales and Marketing Director Jan Albers with Jelsa Mayor Niksa Peronja
ECA Sales and Marketing Director Jan Albers with Jelsa Mayor Niksa Peronja
The first sighting of Croatia s premier island of Hvar  Europe s sunniest island famous for its lave...
The first sighting of Croatia's premier island of Hvar, Europe's sunniest island famous for its lavender.
There was considerable excitement before boarding.
There was considerable excitement before boarding.
The revival of traditional dances on Hvar
The revival of traditional dances on Hvar
Angelika Gurdulic
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.
European Coastal Airlines CEO Klaus Dieter Martin talking to the Croatian media at the Split Airport...
European Coastal Airlines CEO Klaus Dieter Martin talking to the Croatian media at the Split Airport site of Resnik, as the pontoons are finally placed in the water.
European Coastal Airlines
With their ability to land on sea and land  the ECA fleet will provide the ultimate flexibility for ...
With their ability to land on sea and land, the ECA fleet will provide the ultimate flexibility for Croatian transport
European Coastal Airlines
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
Professional pilots with years of experience  flying in shorts to enhance that holiday mood.
Professional pilots with years of experience, flying in shorts to enhance that holiday mood.
The exhibition will run until April 10
The exhibition will run until April 10
Paolo Buncuga
Klapa Kastilac from Vrboska provided the excellent musical accompaniment
Klapa Kastilac from Vrboska provided the excellent musical accompaniment
The flight gives a totally different perspective of the island of Brac.
The flight gives a totally different perspective of the island of Brac.
The new Jelsa waterfront is just part of a huge infrastructure upgrade for that was former Yugoslavi...
The new Jelsa waterfront is just part of a huge infrastructure upgrade for that was former Yugoslavia's top destination in 1983.
European Coastal Airlines welcomed the Prime Minister with a buffet from Me and Mrs Jones restaurant...
European Coastal Airlines welcomed the Prime Minister with a buffet from Me and Mrs Jones restaurant, including wines from Andro Tomic, whose wines were also served at the Presidential inauguration in Zagreb on Sunday.
Andro Tomic interviewed in Jelsa by HRT
Andro Tomic interviewed in Jelsa by HRT
Time for a breather after a long night
Time for a breather after a long night
The initial schedule from Split Airport to Jelsa on Hvar will be four flights daily  a journey of ju...
The initial schedule from Split Airport to Jelsa on Hvar will be four flights daily, a journey of just 13 minutes, costing under 40 euro.
European Coastal Airlines