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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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Andro Tomic  a firm defender of Dalmatian traditions and heritage  introduces Digital Journal to the...
Andro Tomic, a firm defender of Dalmatian traditions and heritage, introduces Digital Journal to the culturally protected dish of soparnik
Bastijana
Snow in Jelsa on Hvar lasted a short time
Snow in Jelsa on Hvar lasted a short time
Among the pilgrims was Andro Tomic from Jelsa  Hvar s most charismatic winemaker
Among the pilgrims was Andro Tomic from Jelsa, Hvar's most charismatic winemaker
The procession continues in the early morning Good Friday sunshine
The procession continues in the early morning Good Friday sunshine
@Paulo Buncuga
The flight gives a totally different perspective of the island of Brac.
The flight gives a totally different perspective of the island of Brac.
Although the main aim is to connect Croatia  many of the passengers were taking the flight out of cu...
Although the main aim is to connect Croatia, many of the passengers were taking the flight out of curiosity, taking advantage of photography options on this affordable panorama flight. Promotional tickets of 13 euro quickly sold, as did the regular tickets at 38 euro for the 13-minute flight.
Europe s first scheduled seaplane service from Jelsa on Hvar to a seaport near Split Airport has pro...
Europe's first scheduled seaplane service from Jelsa on Hvar to a seaport near Split Airport has proved popular, and a vital quick link to the mainland, with flights operating all winter and taking just 13 minutes.
Danijela Lucic
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
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
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.
An additional island attraction is the opening of Hvar s first private zoo  run by luxury fish resta...
An additional island attraction is the opening of Hvar's first private zoo, run by luxury fish restaurant Gariful, and including an eagle from Kazakhstan and a llama from South America.
Ivan Gospodnetic
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.
Local wines with great international repuations were served at the official opening  including Caric...
Local wines with great international repuations were served at the official opening, including Caric Bogdanusa, Tomic Beleca and dessert wine Hektorovich Prosek.
The 22km procession takes place through the night on Maundy Thursday
The 22km procession takes place through the night on Maundy Thursday
Paolo Buncuga
The gold medal team at Dvor Dubokovic in Pitve
The gold medal team at Dvor Dubokovic in Pitve
The exhibition will run until April 10
The exhibition will run until April 10
Paolo Buncuga
Prayer and reflection play an important part in the procession
Prayer and reflection play an important part in the procession
@Paulo Buncuga
The view to Jelsa from the proposed seaport
The view to Jelsa from the proposed seaport
Mojito owner Dino Pavicic (right) and Digital Journal putting the Hvar cocktail to the test.
Mojito owner Dino Pavicic (right) and Digital Journal putting the Hvar cocktail to the test.
Vedran Rafael Janic

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