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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 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
Modern Europe s first scheduled seaplane service carries Croatia s Prime Minister  Minister of Trans...
Modern Europe's first scheduled seaplane service carries Croatia's Prime Minister, Minister of Transport and Minister of Tourism from Split to Jelsa on Hvar.
European Coastal Airlines
The procession continues in the early morning Good Friday sunshine
The procession continues in the early morning Good Friday sunshine
@Paulo Buncuga
With the ability to land on sea and regular airports  a flight from capital Zagreb to the island of ...
With the ability to land on sea and regular airports, a flight from capital Zagreb to the island of Rab will be a 37-minute transfer reality from next month.
European Coastal Airlines
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
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 has been excellent cooperation from the Jelsa authorities from the beginning  with plenty of p...
There has been excellent cooperation from the Jelsa authorities from the beginning, with plenty of proactive suggestions to help the project.
Phase 2 on the Jelsa-Sucuraj road is about to begin
Phase 2 on the Jelsa-Sucuraj road is about to begin
The ECA departure lounge  awaiting the flight.
The ECA departure lounge, awaiting the flight.
Showcasing Hvar s wine quality: Marija Buncuga from PZ Svirce  whose Ivan Dolac Barrique won organic...
Showcasing Hvar's wine quality: Marija Buncuga from PZ Svirce, whose Ivan Dolac Barrique won organic gold in Germany
Julije Skellin brought a message of Swedish archipelago success during a previous presentation in Je...
Julije Skellin brought a message of Swedish archipelago success during a previous presentation in Jelsa.
Jelsa  mayor Niksa Peronja was on hand to welcome the first passengers
Jelsa mayor Niksa Peronja was on hand to welcome the first passengers
Vivian Grisogono
Steps constructed for the arrival of Emperor Franz Josef I in 1875 will have to be moved as the Jels...
Steps constructed for the arrival of Emperor Franz Josef I in 1875 will have to be moved as the Jelsa waterfront is expanded.
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.
Minister of Tourism Darko Lorencin interviewed by Radio Split.
Minister of Tourism Darko Lorencin interviewed by Radio Split.
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
Prayer and reflection play an important part in the procession
Prayer and reflection play an important part in the procession
@Paulo Buncuga
The initial ECA network will connect Italy and Croatian islands directly  with more ambitious future...
The initial ECA network will connect Italy and Croatian islands directly, with more ambitious future plans to change the way people travel in Croatia
European Coastal Airlines
European Coastal Airlines lands in the Istrian city of Pula.
European Coastal Airlines lands in the Istrian city of Pula.

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