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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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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
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
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
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.
As winter moves to spring  the island becomes awash with colour  as Carnival celebrations take place...
As winter moves to spring, the island becomes awash with colour, as Carnival celebrations take place.
Ivanka Ivanovic
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.
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
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.
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.
Andro Tomic interviewed in Jelsa by HRT
Andro Tomic interviewed in Jelsa by HRT
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 initial schedule from Split Airport to Jelsa on Hvar will be four flights daily  a journey of ju...
The initial schedule from Split Airport to Jelsa on Hvar will be four flights daily, a journey of just 13 minutes, costing under 40 euro.
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.
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
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
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
ECA CEO Captain Klaus Dieter Martin cuts the ribbon at the latest seaplane destination. Scheduled fl...
ECA CEO Captain Klaus Dieter Martin cuts the ribbon at the latest seaplane destination. Scheduled flights are due to begin on January 1.
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.
European Coastal Airlines staff handled the check-in swiftly and efficiently.
European Coastal Airlines staff handled the check-in swiftly and efficiently.

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