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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 chanting throughout the night has been well rehearsed
The chanting throughout the night has been well rehearsed
@Paulo Buncuga
The UNESCO-protected procession has a 500 year history
The UNESCO-protected procession has a 500 year history
Paolo Buncuga
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 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
The view to Jelsa from the proposed seaport
The view to Jelsa from the proposed seaport
The new Jelsa waterfront is just part of a huge infrastructure upgrade for that was former Yugoslavi...
The new Jelsa waterfront is just part of a huge infrastructure upgrade for that was former Yugoslavia's top destination in 1983.
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
The propellors fired up  and although it was louder than bigger commercial aircraft  there was no ne...
The propellors fired up, and although it was louder than bigger commercial aircraft, there was no need for headphones, and conversation was possible - not that anyone was talking, with all eyes fixed on the beauty outside.
Hvar Town and the Pakleni Islands  the birthplace of organised tourism in Europe in 1868.
Hvar Town and the Pakleni Islands, the birthplace of organised tourism in Europe in 1868.
Kristina Jerkovic
The procession continues in the early morning Good Friday sunshine
The procession continues in the early morning Good Friday sunshine
@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
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.
The pretty Hvar resort town of Jelsa  which is set to receive the first modern scheduled hydroplane ...
The pretty Hvar resort town of Jelsa, which is set to receive the first modern scheduled hydroplane flight, thereby making European aviation history.
European Coastal Airlines
The procession is one of Hvar s four UNESCO heritages  the only island in the world to possess so ma...
The procession is one of Hvar's four UNESCO heritages, the only island in the world to possess so many
@Paulo Buncuga
An excited Jelsa school  third grade  awaiting take-off.
An excited Jelsa school, third grade, awaiting take-off.
Hvar s temperate winter climate makes it an excellent off-season cycling destination  and there is a...
Hvar's temperate winter climate makes it an excellent off-season cycling destination, and there is a marked increase in cyclists once the peak season is over.
Hvar Adventure
Timeless Jelsa in February - the view from the ECA seaport.
Timeless Jelsa in February - the view from the ECA seaport.
Time for a breather after a long night
Time for a breather after a long night

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