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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 Masked Ball in Jelsa
The Masked Ball in Jelsa
Karnevalski Odbor Jelsa
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.
Pokonji Dol  one of the Pakleni Islands just off Hvar.
Pokonji Dol, one of the Pakleni Islands just off Hvar.
Debora Buncuga
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.
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.
The children s masked ball in Jelsa
The children's masked ball in Jelsa
Karnevalski Odbor Jelsa
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.
The resort of Jelsa  Tin s home town and Hvar s third largest resort
The resort of Jelsa, Tin's home town and Hvar's third largest resort
The final steps
The final steps
@Paulo Buncuga
Time for a breather after a long night
Time for a breather after a long night
At 94 years  the grandfather of Jelsa cross bearer Luka Belic did an admirable job in completing the...
At 94 years, the grandfather of Jelsa cross bearer Luka Belic did an admirable job in completing the procession. A moment's pause before the final stretch
The 22km procession takes place through the night on Maundy Thursday
The 22km procession takes place through the night on Maundy Thursday
Paolo Buncuga
Andro Tomic interviewed in Jelsa by HRT
Andro Tomic interviewed in Jelsa by HRT
The 20-minute panorama flight included a tour of Hvar Town and the Pakleni Islands.
The 20-minute panorama flight included a tour of Hvar Town and the Pakleni Islands.
Maria Amalie Wiuff
Klapa Kastilac from Vrboska provided the excellent musical accompaniment
Klapa Kastilac from Vrboska provided the excellent musical accompaniment
The world s first Hvar cocktail made 100% from island ingredients.
The world's first Hvar cocktail made 100% from island ingredients.
Vedran Rafael Janic
The procession continues in the early morning Good Friday sunshine
The procession continues in the early morning Good Friday sunshine
@Paulo Buncuga
The online booking system features like a regular airline  with confirmations sent by email.
The online booking system features like a regular airline, with confirmations sent by email.
Croatia  Full of Life is the official new tourism slogan  and no sooner had the politicians departed...
Croatia, Full of Life is the official new tourism slogan, and no sooner had the politicians departed than preparations for the Carnival began.

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