An Airport Extension for the Island of Brac

These are booming times for the airports of Croatia, with Zagreb, Dubrovnik and Split all reporting record traffic.

But spare a thought for some of the smaller airports too. Airports like the one on Brac, close to Bol, which almost shut a couple of years ago, but which has undergone a transformation in the last year or so.

Far from closing, it is expanding, with a longer runway serving notice that the island of Brac is ready to receive its tourists directly, with flights from Brussels already announced, and tour operator TUI expressing interest in establishing a base on the Dalmatian island.

So how does the new airport on Brac look? Check out the video below.

Za Krizen 2017: 6 UNESCO Easter Processions on Hvar (VIDEOS)

Unique in the world, this year’s UNESCO Za Krizen procession on Hvar was attented by Croatian Prime Minister, Andrej Plenkovic one of the pilgrims taking part in this unique 22km procession through the night on Maundy Thursday. The six processions by video through the night.

22:00 The Start – six simultaeous processions from Jelsa, Pitve, Vrisnik, Svirce, Vrbanj and Vrboska.

2345 – the arrival of Vrboska.

0020 – the departure of Vrboska

0050 – the arrival of Vrbanj

0230 – the arrival of Svirce

0340 – the arrival of Vrisnik

0500 – the arrival of Pitve

0710 – the return of Jelsa

Sunday Times Discovers Europe’s Sexiest Island Hopping Break

Island hopping in the sun, it is what Dalmatia does best, and The Sunday Times tends to agree…
In India, it takes years of meditation to reach a sublime state of bliss. In Croatia, you can do it in a week or two. All you need is sunshine, a quiet pine-scrubbed cove, perhaps a good lunch of fresh fish and wine, certainly an empty diary, and you’ll achieve a deliciously indolent state the Dalmatians call fjaka. We call it holiday nirvana.
We’re focusing on Croatia’s loveliest corner, south Dalmatia — the tapering, island-scattered coastline, home to a garrulous tribe that combines Balkan heart with Italian dolce vita. Here, people are nostalgic for fishing and olives, even though tourism is the bigger business. And it’s here you’ll find Croatia’s big two, Dubrovnik and Hvar island, home to the country’s hottest hotels, coolest bars — and highest prices. It’s become fashionable to say they’ve been ruined by tourism. Not so. They’re gorgeous.

Forget 2017, New Flights to Split for 2018 Already Announced!

If the airlines are to be believed, 2017 is going to be another bumper season for Central Dalmatia. The number of new flight announcements for 2017 – after a hugely successful 2016 season – are encouraging indeed, and there is no doubt that Split Airport will be busy again.

But what about 2018?

With the season not yet started in earnest, some airlines are already planning ahead for 2018, with Jet2 the first to announce a new 2018 route to Split. And it is a good one – twice a week from Birmingham to Split, starting in Apil, and continuing all the way until November!

Busy times, and a great season is in prospect – both for 2017 and 2018.

Sinj Alka to Make Special Appearance in Vukovar

300 years of Central Dalmatian tradition are making their way north for a special edition of the Sinj Alka knights tournament, one of the most important cultural events in the Croatian cultural calendar, marking the successful repelling of the Siege of Sinj from the Ottomans in 1715.

While the event will once more take place in August in Sinj, as it has done for 300 years, this year will see an extra Sinj Alka, in Vukovar on May 4, 2017.

“Maintaining the Sinjska Alka in Vukovar is not only a historical connection between 1715 and 1991, but also the unity of the Croatian east and south. This is a story based in the past but is intended for the future. Running a formal Sinjska Alka in Vukovar is not only a gift of Vukovar but is also a gift to all the patriots who bear 1715 and 1991 in their hearts. The Alka Vukovar will, therefore, be dedicated to all Croatian defenders,” explained Stipe Jukic, President of the Alka Knights Society of Sinj.

“We call on all patriots and lovers of Croatian culture and traditions to join us in this historic moment and celebrate Croatian unity with us once again. We welcome everyone who wants to visit Vukovar to this historic occasion and we believe that everyone will be extremely satisfied with the hospitality of Vukovar,” concluded Penava.

Ticket sales for the event will go through the Tourist Board of Vukovar and the Sinjska Alka Museum in Sinj. Tickets are currently 100 HRK.

All information about the sale of tickets will be available on the official website of the City of Vukovar, and proceeds from the tickets will be donated to the Center for Education of Children with Disabilities “Juraj Bonacci” Split, a subsidiary of Sinj.

To learn more about Sinj, click here.