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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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Hvar is a fiercely Catholic island  and the religious tradition is strong
Hvar is a fiercely Catholic island, and the religious tradition is strong
@Paulo Buncuga
After a couple of minutes  the southern shores of Brac come into view.
After a couple of minutes, the southern shores of Brac come into view.
There are plenty of exquisite bays and pristine seas to observe as the plane heads to its destinatio...
There are plenty of exquisite bays and pristine seas to observe as the plane heads to its destination of Jelsa.
The new-look Jelsa harbour  one of three on the island of Hvar to undergo an upgrade for 2018.
The new-look Jelsa harbour, one of three on the island of Hvar to undergo an upgrade for 2018.
Faros News
PM Milanovic stopped to buy a 10 kuna ($US1.70) lottery ticket for a dried ham  prsut  for the carni...
PM Milanovic stopped to buy a 10 kuna ($US1.70) lottery ticket for a dried ham 'prsut' for the carnival later in the day.
The gold medal team at Dvor Dubokovic in Pitve
The gold medal team at Dvor Dubokovic in Pitve
An excellent new road  as well as offering some new views of the island s stunning beauty. An inviti...
An excellent new road, as well as offering some new views of the island's stunning beauty. An inviting Adriatic above the former Belgrade Health Resort.
A relaxed destination full of tradition  the Prime Minister was able to experience the fishing tradi...
A relaxed destination full of tradition, the Prime Minister was able to experience the fishing traditions of Dalmatia on his walk around the harbour.
Jelsa will be served by four flights daily from Split Airport initially  with promotional prices of ...
Jelsa will be served by four flights daily from Split Airport initially, with promotional prices of less than $20 a ticket
The procession continues in the early morning Good Friday sunshine
The procession continues in the early morning Good Friday sunshine
@Paulo Buncuga
The 22km procession takes place through the night on Maundy Thursday
The 22km procession takes place through the night on Maundy Thursday
Paolo Buncuga
The final touches are being applied to Jelsa s extended waterfront  a key location for the hydroplan...
The final touches are being applied to Jelsa's extended waterfront, a key location for the hydroplane operation
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
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
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
Time for a breather after a long night
Time for a breather after a long night
The ECA departure lounge  awaiting the flight.
The ECA departure lounge, awaiting the flight.
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
Europe s first scheduled seaplane service from Jelsa on Hvar to a seaport near Split Airport has pro...
Europe's first scheduled seaplane service from Jelsa on Hvar to a seaport near Split Airport has proved popular, and a vital quick link to the mainland, with flights operating all winter and taking just 13 minutes.
Danijela Lucic