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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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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
The 500 year-old Za Krizem religious Easter procession in Jelsa is underway
The 500 year-old Za Krizem religious Easter procession in Jelsa is underway
Paolo Buncuga
CEO Klaus Dieter Martin with an ECA Twin Otter at Split Airport
CEO Klaus Dieter Martin with an ECA Twin Otter at Split Airport
European Coastal Airlines
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.
Prayer and reflection play an important part in the procession
Prayer and reflection play an important part in the procession
@Paulo Buncuga
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.
European Coastal Airlines staff handled the check-in swiftly and efficiently.
European Coastal Airlines staff handled the check-in swiftly and efficiently.
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
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 procession has taken place every year on Hvar for more than 500 years
The procession has taken place every year on Hvar for more than 500 years
@Paulo Buncuga
Poring over the proposed design in the office of Mayor Niksa Peronja
Poring over the proposed design in the office of Mayor Niksa Peronja
The children s masked ball in Jelsa
The children's masked ball in Jelsa
Karnevalski Odbor Jelsa
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
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.
Phase 2 on the Jelsa-Sucuraj road is about to begin
Phase 2 on the Jelsa-Sucuraj road is about to begin
The chanting throughout the night has been well rehearsed
The chanting throughout the night has been well rehearsed
@Paulo Buncuga
Professor Ivan Rupnik was an enthusiastic leader of the American academic group.
Professor Ivan Rupnik was an enthusiastic leader of the American academic group.
Vivian Grisogono
There are plenty of exquisite bays and pristine seas to observe as the plane heads to its destinatio...
There are plenty of exquisite bays and pristine seas to observe as the plane heads to its destination of Jelsa.
The traditional dancing was followed by a more modern disco
The traditional dancing was followed by a more modern disco
Angelika Gurdulic