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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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Professor Ivan Rupnik was an enthusiastic leader of the American academic group.
Professor Ivan Rupnik was an enthusiastic leader of the American academic group.
Vivian Grisogono
The stage is set - the final steps on Jelsa s main square
The stage is set - the final steps on Jelsa's main square
@Paulo Buncuga
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
Digital Journal drove the new road  which is a welcome improvement on the winding coastal alternativ...
Digital Journal drove the new road, which is a welcome improvement on the winding coastal alternative.
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.
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
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 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
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.
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
To carry the cross is a great honour
To carry the cross is a great honour
@Paulo Buncuga
Jelsa Mayor Niksa Peronja chaired the meeting where the Boston students presented their findings.
Jelsa Mayor Niksa Peronja chaired the meeting where the Boston students presented their findings.
Vivian Grisogono
The procession brings together Hvar inhabitants of all generations  with many having walked the rout...
The procession brings together Hvar inhabitants of all generations, with many having walked the route every year for more than half a century
@Paulo Buncuga
ECA Sales and Marketing Director Jan Albers with Jelsa Mayor Niksa Peronja
ECA Sales and Marketing Director Jan Albers with Jelsa Mayor Niksa Peronja
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 innovative team from Mojito  with event organiser Katica Vucetic
The innovative team from Mojito, with event organiser Katica Vucetic
Steps constructed for the arrival of Emperor Franz Josef I in 1875 will have to be moved as the Jels...
Steps constructed for the arrival of Emperor Franz Josef I in 1875 will have to be moved as the Jelsa waterfront is expanded.
With 66 inhabited inlands and poor ferry connections  the potential of ECA for Croatian tourism is h...
With 66 inhabited inlands and poor ferry connections, the potential of ECA for Croatian tourism is huge
European Coastal Airlines
The ECA departure lounge  awaiting the flight.
The ECA departure lounge, awaiting the flight.

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