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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 view from this journalist s terrace as the works begin in Hvar  Croatia
The view from this journalist's terrace as the works begin in Hvar, Croatia
Jelsa teacher Daniela Lucic  whose idea led to the flight  was celebrating her birthday with a well-...
Jelsa teacher Daniela Lucic, whose idea led to the flight, was celebrating her birthday with a well-themed cake.
ECA dock handlers were on hand to receive the plane at the small Jelsa terminal  which is centrally ...
ECA dock handlers were on hand to receive the plane at the small Jelsa terminal, which is centrally located in the middle of the pretty harbour.
The traditional Laser Europa Cup New Year Regatta takes sailing tourism up to December 31 each year.
The traditional Laser Europa Cup New Year Regatta takes sailing tourism up to December 31 each year.
Danijela Lucic
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
Snow in Jelsa on Hvar lasted a short time
Snow in Jelsa on Hvar lasted a short time
The airport departure lounge  surely one of the most pictruesque in Europe  and a perfect introducti...
The airport departure lounge, surely one of the most pictruesque in Europe, and a perfect introduction to a Croatian holiday.
Once checked in  the luggage is loaded by staff behind the passenger seats.
Once checked in, the luggage is loaded by staff behind the passenger seats.
Access to the plane is simple. There are procedures to assist passengers with disabilities.
Access to the plane is simple. There are procedures to assist passengers with disabilities.
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
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 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.
The revival of traditional dances on Hvar
The revival of traditional dances on Hvar
Angelika Gurdulic
Jelsa is the third largest settlement on Croatia s premier island.
Jelsa is the third largest settlement on Croatia's premier island.
The traditional dancing was followed by a more modern disco
The traditional dancing was followed by a more modern disco
Angelika Gurdulic
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.
The UNESCO-protected procession has a 500 year history
The UNESCO-protected procession has a 500 year history
Paolo Buncuga
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.
Early morning on Good Friday - the procession on the high road overlooking Jelsa
Early morning on Good Friday - the procession on the high road overlooking Jelsa
@Paulo Buncuga

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