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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 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.
Faith and devotion
Faith and devotion
@Paulo Buncuga
The gold medal team at Dvor Dubokovic in Pitve
The gold medal team at Dvor Dubokovic in Pitve
The children s masked ball in Jelsa
The children's masked ball in Jelsa
Karnevalski Odbor Jelsa
The procession continues in the early morning Good Friday sunshine
The procession continues in the early morning Good Friday sunshine
@Paulo Buncuga
With their ability to land on sea and land  the ECA fleet will provide the ultimate flexibility for ...
With their ability to land on sea and land, the ECA fleet will provide the ultimate flexibility for Croatian transport
European Coastal Airlines
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 UNESCO-protected procession has a 500 year history
The UNESCO-protected procession has a 500 year history
Paolo Buncuga
The procession has taken place every year on Hvar for more than 500 years
The procession has taken place every year on Hvar for more than 500 years
@Paulo Buncuga
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
European Coastal Airlines CEO Klaus Dieter Martin talking to the Croatian media at the Split Airport...
European Coastal Airlines CEO Klaus Dieter Martin talking to the Croatian media at the Split Airport site of Resnik, as the pontoons are finally placed in the water.
European Coastal Airlines
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
The final steps
The final steps
@Paulo Buncuga
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
Having driven the new stretch of road with Jelsa Mayor Niksa Peronja  Prime Minister Milanovic emerg...
Having driven the new stretch of road with Jelsa Mayor Niksa Peronja, Prime Minister Milanovic emerged from his car to meet local people.
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.
Mojito owner Dino Pavicic (right) and Digital Journal putting the Hvar cocktail to the test.
Mojito owner Dino Pavicic (right) and Digital Journal putting the Hvar cocktail to the test.
Vedran Rafael Janic
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.