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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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The online booking system features like a regular airline  with confirmations sent by email.
The online booking system features like a regular airline, with confirmations sent by email.
The propellors fired up  and although it was louder than bigger commercial aircraft  there was no ne...
The propellors fired up, and although it was louder than bigger commercial aircraft, there was no need for headphones, and conversation was possible - not that anyone was talking, with all eyes fixed on the beauty outside.
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.
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
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.
The island of Brac  famous for its white stone which was used in building The White House  comes int...
The island of Brac, famous for its white stone which was used in building The White House, comes into view.
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 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 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.
The innovative team from Mojito  with event organiser Katica Vucetic
The innovative team from Mojito, with event organiser Katica Vucetic
Ancona to Jelsa direct in just 66 minutes compares favourably with a 9-hour overnight ferry to Split...
Ancona to Jelsa direct in just 66 minutes compares favourably with a 9-hour overnight ferry to Split, followed by a 2-hour ferry to Stari Grad on Hvar.
European Coastal Airlines
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.
Hiking is also a popular activity on an island famous for its lavender and agreeable climate. A look...
Hiking is also a popular activity on an island famous for its lavender and agreeable climate. A look down at the intimate beach of Lucisca, some 400 metres below, which legend claims has mysterious powers for couples trying to conceive.
Zivko Petricic
Snow in Jelsa on Hvar lasted a short time
Snow in Jelsa on Hvar lasted a short time
The final steps
The final steps
@Paulo 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
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.
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 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 procession brings together Hvar inhabitants of all generations  with many having walked the rout...
The procession brings together Hvar inhabitants of all generations, with many having walked the route every year for more than half a century
@Paulo Buncuga

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