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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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Shortly before 09:30  the first scheduled hydroplane in modern European aviation history touched dow...
Shortly before 09:30, the first scheduled hydroplane in modern European aviation history touched down in Jelsa on Hvar.
Expectation was high as the ECA plane landed after a short flight from Split Airport.
Expectation was high as the ECA plane landed after a short flight from Split Airport.
The innovative team from Mojito  with event organiser Katica Vucetic
The innovative team from Mojito, with event organiser Katica Vucetic
European Coastal Airlines lands in the Istrian city of Pula.
European Coastal Airlines lands in the Istrian city of Pula.
The procession takes about nine hours through the night. Some time for reflection and rest
The procession takes about nine hours through the night. Some time for reflection and rest
@Paulo Buncuga
Practicality over scenery. The new road replaces a winding coastal descent into Jelsa.
Practicality over scenery. The new road replaces a winding coastal descent into Jelsa.
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.
The 5km stretch of road is the latest  upgrade on what was until recently known as the worst nationa...
The 5km stretch of road is the latest upgrade on what was until recently known as the worst national road in Croatia.
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.
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
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
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
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.
Time for a breather after a long night
Time for a breather after a long night
To carry the cross is a great honour
To carry the cross is a great honour
@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.
With their ability to land on sea and land  the ECA fleet will provide the ultimate flexibility for ...
With their ability to land on sea and land, the ECA fleet will provide the ultimate flexibility for Croatian transport
European Coastal Airlines
Jelsa is the third largest settlement on Croatia s premier island.
Jelsa is the third largest settlement on Croatia's premier island.
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.

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