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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 tourist season is intense  and winter affords local residents time to relax over coffee in the s...
The tourist season is intense, and winter affords local residents time to relax over coffee in the squares of Hvar in the winter sun.
Ivanka Ivanovic
The children s masked ball in Jelsa
The children's masked ball in Jelsa
Karnevalski Odbor Jelsa
At 94 years  the grandfather of Jelsa cross bearer Luka Belic did an admirable job in completing the...
At 94 years, the grandfather of Jelsa cross bearer Luka Belic did an admirable job in completing the procession. A moment's pause before the final stretch
The resort of Jelsa  Tin s home town and Hvar s third largest resort
The resort of Jelsa, Tin's home town and Hvar's third largest resort
One of Europe s most exclusive waterfronts in July  the Hvar riva gives way to fishing nets and fish...
One of Europe's most exclusive waterfronts in July, the Hvar riva gives way to fishing nets and fishermen selling their wares in January.
Ivan Gospodnetic
ECA Sales and Marketing Director Jan Albers with Jelsa Mayor Niksa Peronja
ECA Sales and Marketing Director Jan Albers with Jelsa Mayor Niksa Peronja
To carry the cross is a great honour
To carry the cross is a great honour
@Paulo Buncuga
The main square in Jelsa is the focal point of the procession
The main square in Jelsa is the focal point of the procession
@Paulo Buncuga
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.
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.
After a couple of minutes  the southern shores of Brac come into view.
After a couple of minutes, the southern shores of Brac come into view.
Proceeds from the event went to the flood victims in Slavonia
Proceeds from the event went to the flood victims in Slavonia
The world s first Hvar cocktail made 100% from island ingredients.
The world's first Hvar cocktail made 100% from island ingredients.
Vedran Rafael Janic
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
Apart from tourism  the Hvar economy is based on fishing and agriculture  and the vineyards - such a...
Apart from tourism, the Hvar economy is based on fishing and agriculture, and the vineyards - such as this one from Andro Tomic - and olive groves are dotted with workers pruning under trademark Hvar blue skies.
Bastijana Winery
National television was on hand to record the event  and the flight will be featured on  Good Mornin...
National television was on hand to record the event, and the flight will be featured on 'Good Morning Croatia' on Monday morning.
Jelsa in winter: the Tomic winery added some Renaissance culture to its January activities.
Jelsa in winter: the Tomic winery added some Renaissance culture to its January activities.
As winter moves to spring  the island becomes awash with colour  as Carnival celebrations take place...
As winter moves to spring, the island becomes awash with colour, as Carnival celebrations take place.
Ivanka Ivanovic
An excited Jelsa school  third grade  awaiting take-off.
An excited Jelsa school, third grade, awaiting take-off.
A free shuttle bus awaits passengers at Split airport for the 500 metre transfer to the sea terminal...
A free shuttle bus awaits passengers at Split airport for the 500 metre transfer to the sea terminal.