Two More Great Additions
It is almost a year since the Hvar seaplane revolution began with the first scheduled seaplane flight in modern European history from Resnik near Split Airport to Jelsa.
The route has proved popular, and it has even operated throughout the winter, but yesterday brought some even better news, and the news we have all been waiting for - direct flights to downtown Split in just 13 minutes!
And with four flights a day to choose from, with the first flight leaving at a very sociable 08:40, there has never been a more convenient way to visit the big city, either for a day out or a little shopping. Currently the last flight departs to Jelsa at 17:20, so you can leave later than the catamaran and enjoy watching it arrive in Jelsa while enjoying a cool waterside drink in one of the town's cafes.
And while the Jelsa - Split downtown flight might be the most popular, there is one more addition to the ECA network which will be of interest to true lovers of Hvar - the new direct service from Split downtown to the island of Lastovo.
The 22-minute flight includes a flyover of central Hvar, and one can enjoy the island from a truly new persective, with a bird's eye view of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Stari Grad Plain, the mountain ridge which divided the north and south of the island, the view all the way to Sućuraj, the fabled sloping vineyards of Hvar's south side, a fantastic view of Dubovica beach, and the island of Šćedro.
Two great additions to Hvar's tourism offer, and with new connections to Vela Luka on Korčula and Novalja on Pag imminent, the hub of downtown Split is truly beginning to open Hvar to visitors in a way never before possible.
*Author - Paul Bradbury
*Photo Courtesy of ECA / European Coastal Airlines