Tuesday, 9 July 2019

10th Sinj Village Fair Announced for August 2nd and 3rd!

July 9, 2019 - The Sinj Tourist Board organizes the 10th 'Sinj Village Fair' as an event that encompasses the exhibition, tasting, and sale of traditional Croatian products: food, drinks, and souvenirs. 

The Sinj Village Fair will be held as part of the Alkar celebrations, on August 2 and 3, 2019. Thus, the fair will take place in August when Sinj becomes the center of cultural, religious, and tourist events in Split-Dalmatia County and beyond.

Through the organization of the event, the Tourist Board of Sinj gives the interested citizens and visitors of Sinj a chance to taste and buy local and traditional products that are most difficult for consumers to find since they are not readily available for sale. At the same time, small and medium-sized farms from the rural area of Sinj and its surrounding area and other parts of Croatia will be given an opportunity to promote and sell their products.


After last year’s exceptional attendance, even more exhibitors are expected this year. Therefore, the organizers will provide a larger space and a greater number of exhibition tables, as they expect participants from all parts of Croatia and the neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina, of which at least 40% of local producers will be present.


This fair is important for promoting the rich tourist offer and cultural heritage, as well as the agricultural producers and souvenir manufacturers, all aiming to develop the tourism, culture, and economy of the city. 

In this way, all visitors will have the opportunity to celebrate the Sinj Alka and Velika Gospa with the quality products of Croatian villages and give their contribution to the Sinj economy and the promotion of tourism.

Application forms can be submitted via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone 021 / 826-352 or in person at the Sinj Tourist Board office at Put Petrovac 12, 21230 Sinj.

The application must include the name and surname of the exhibitor, i.e., the name of the association, craft, OPG and the like, the contact number and the number of days for which the exhibitor is applying.

Due to the limited number of exhibitors, applications will be received by July 31 until 12 pm or up to capacity.

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Tourist Information Center Opens in Sinj!

July 2, 2019 - Sinj is witnessing an increasing number of arrivals of foreign and domestic tourists in their town every day.

Like every year, this number culminates during the Alka and Velika Gospa celebrations, when hundreds of thousands of guests are expected. It is therefore essential to provide the guests of Sinj a sense of welcome and timely information.

To better inform tourists who are coming to Sinj, the Tourist Board of Sinj opened the Tourist Information Center (TIC) on July 1 on Ul. Alkarsko trkalište. The center is located in a wooden house where informants will share promotional material and notify tourists about the tourist offer of Sinj and its surrounding area.

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Ivan Alebić

In addition to providing information in direct contact with visitors, the tourist center also collects and updates feedback from tourists who stayed in Sinj all to improve the current tourist offer and infrastructure in the city.

The Tourist Information Center will be open from Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00, and in high season (August) every day from 10:00 to 20:00.

Friday, 28 June 2019

Enjoy Summer in Sinj with Kamičak Etno Festival this August!

If you have already booked a holiday in Dalmatia and are looking to enjoy one of the more exciting events in the region, you’ll want to look away from the coast and the crowds and head to the heart of the Inland Dalmatia - and namely to Sinj. 

The summer in Sinj boasts a plethora of events crafted to everyone's tastes, among which is one event you should not miss - the Kamičak Etno Festival, reports Dalmacija Danas on June 27, 2019.

The first festival edition hosted the sounds and renowned names including Zinkuše, the more popular Yall Aux Yeux and the young Split band Imgellad, though the second year has come back even stronger with a two-day program, international performers, accompanying content and brilliant entertainment.

Within the framework of the European project that recently restored the Sinj Fortress Kamičak, the two-day festival will welcome the interesting Argentinian duo Turica Doncel, who will bring a taste of traditional Argentine folklore combined with contemporary musical excerpts. 

From Macedonia, the Perija street performers will grace the stage, whose authoritative excerpts are based on authentic interpretations of the traditional rhythms of the Balkans, especially the ethnic sounds of Turkey, Bulgaria and Macedonia.

A unique interpretation of the Balkan music tradition will be displayed by the beloved Belgrade composer Naked who is currently performing throughout Europe and beyond. 

Croatia’s strength will be represented by the always brilliant and now established, Ogenj and Kazan, who overwhelmingly conquer the hearts of audiences and critics.

The Kamičak Etno Festival is unthinkable without the rhythms of traditional Irish music, and will include the Patrick Walker Trio. Patrick Walker is a hero of the English folk scene, and is well-known for getting the audience to dance. 

The festival will be held on August 23 and 24 in Kamičak, under the summer sky in the heart of the city. Entrance to the festival is free.

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Gljevstok Festival Celebrates 10 Years Dedicated to Music, Nature and Peace

June 18, 2019 - In the small oasis of Gljev near Sinj, we celebrate the first decade of Inland Dalmatia’s mini Woodstock. Maybe Joan Baez, Janis Joplin, Carlos Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, and other greats in music history haven’t played at Kravarevac, but you never know what pearls are hidden in the multitude of young bands and artists who have the chance to play at the Gljevstok festival. Come and support them on their way to glory - because you certainly don't want to be "the one loser that missed the best Gljevstok ever!"

Great music, hypnotizing intact nature and pleasant company - Gljevstok is an escape from the everyday bustle, back to the roots and the peace that can be had just steps away from the concrete jungle, under the starry night sky. 

Beside the campfire and until the late evening hours, let the notes and vocals of skilled bassists, guitarists, singers, and drummers take you into new dimensions of peace and harmony. The entrance is always free, and camping is even free in the nearby forest.

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Photo by Zdravko Budimir

The organizers have prepared a vibrant program for all visitors, from the youngest to the younger.

The Mandala workshop or God's Eye: (according to God's eye or Ojo de Dios on Quemado Mountain, San Luis Potosi, Mexico) is a spiritual and votive object made of weaving yarn on a wooden cross. A few colors are often used. They are most often found in Mexican communities, among the indigenous and Catholic peoples. The ritual is a tool that is believed to protect those who pray, a magic object and the ancient cultural symbol. There is a limited number of entries (20 people).

For children aged 5 to 14, a creative workshop "Make Me Real" will be held. The youngest students will be able to learn about the birds in the Cetina region and how important they are for nature. The BIOM Association, in cooperation with the Gljevstok Association, will provide participants with all the necessary materials for making a three-dimensional model of a bird species you can find or create a butterfly model that will be a wonderful gift to mothers, granddaughters or festival visitors. Early applications are not required and a maximum of 15 participants can partake. Željko Ćurković will lead the workshop.

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Photo by Zdravko Budimir

d.klea creates clothing in a hippie, fairytale, and urban styles. They are painted by a batik technique or by applying it. Every piece is unique and this year they are joining the 10th Gljevstok Festival. https://www.facebook.com/handmade.design.hr/

Workshop Performative Identity in Children: Various activities of performance expression in the form of entertaining games will be prepared for the youngest visitors. The activities serve to encourage children to communicate more comfortably in order to strengthen social inclusion. Through games, they will try to get closer to the importance of respecting individual work and evaluating everyone's thinking, which leads to a stronger connection and functionality in group work. A series of short activities will also test their essential need for exploration and improvisation through new, creative solutions. Only the desire for good fun and new friendships is required from the participants. Maja Stojic, student of the Academy of Arts in Split, Department of Film and Video will adapt the games and other activities to the age and needs of all participants. Entries to the workshop: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Photo by Zdravko Budimir

Prepare yourself for the festival on Saturday morning in the best ambiance - in nature with hatha yoga and vinyasa elements. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat or towel. Everyone is welcome, no matter the experience. Applications and more information can be found at mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Gljevstok 2019 line-up:

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Gljevstock Stage:

- Billie Joan

- Ciotóg

- Đepeto

- Čudnoređe

- The Countess

- Vukojarac

- Go Lilly

- Seviter

- Nebula Express

Chan Stage:

- El Commando

- Kommoda 

- Unsub

- Vjeko

- Double T

- Maystro

- Mr D

- BeePolar

- Shoomarak

- Chanovski

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Sinj Swimming Season Opens on 14th of June!

June 13, 2019 - On Friday, June 14, a new swimming season will open at the Sinj City Pool, which will last until September. The water temperature reached an optimum level of 23 degrees Celsius, and the first swimmers at the pool are expected tomorrow morning.

As a guest on the Hit Radio program, pool manager Stipe Blajić stressed that prices for swimming remain the same as in the previous years.

“The pool opens in the morning at 9 am, and the entire season we will work from 9 am to 9 pm. The price of swimming from 9 am to 12 pm is 10 kuna. From noon to 9 pm, the price is 10 kuna per hour and 5 kuna for each subsequent hour,” Blajić said

Blajić added that he would soon start the swimming school and that he would inform the public in a timely manner. 

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Dalmatia Preponski Cup: A Horse Show for Everyone in Sinj this Weekend!

June 12, 2019 - This Saturday and Sunday, June 15th and 16th, 2019, the Dalmatia Preponski Cup will be held at the Sinj Hippodrome and promises to be a real treat for all horse lovers!

The competition is organized by HKS and KK Epona, and competitors will compete in several categories, including the 'Ex-aequo' match, "Ideal Time" match, Dalmatia Dressage Talent Tour, Dalmatia Dressage Cup, Dalmatia Preponski Talent Tour ("Ideal Time" match for Licensed Competitors S1 up to 18 years), Dalmatia Preponski Cup, and the Pony Beginner Dressage 1, Pony Beginner Lonza 1, 2, 3.

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The tight connection between Sinj and the Cetina region with these noble and unique animals is most noticeable in the Sinj Alka itself, though this connection is much deeper and lasts throughout the year. Namely, the horses are carefully supervised by experts to ensure the best and highest quality of care. As the organizers point out, the horse's health is more important than its breed, breeders, owners and riders, organizers, sponsors, and club representatives.

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The special healing power of the horse has proved to be an extremely positive effect on therapeutic riding for people with disabilities.

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The competition aims to foster the development of equestrian sport in the region, to stimulate interest in competitions between existing and potential riders, and in particular, to encourage the psycho-physical development and maturation of younger riding groups and gain valuable experience for young riders and riders of equestrian sports.

The Sinj Tourist Board invites you to witness this exciting sporting event in Sinj and to support the Sinj competitors from the Alkar club.

Thursday, 6 June 2019

5th Horse Caravan - Operation Summer '95 Announced in Sinj

Organized by the Association of Juvenile Volunteers of the Homeland War of Split-Dalmatia County and co-organized by the Horse  Club Sv. Mihovil-Trilj, and with the support of Split-Dalmatia County, the Tourist Board of Split-Dalmatia County, the Tourist Board of Sinj, the City of Sinj and the Hrvace Municipality, the 5th Caravan remembering the Operation Summer '95 will be held on June 8, 2019. 

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In memory of the significant military liberation and police action of the Croatian Army in the summer of '95, the 5th horse caravan will be held on Saturday, June 8. 

The caravan, where more than 50 participants from all over Croatia have been announced, moves from the Sinj hippodrome across the Sinj field to the Cetina river, then to Vojskova in the Hrvatačko polje and across the bridge to Panj, Bitelić, Vučipolje, Zasiok and finally to the BZ Patriot in Dabar. The whole route goes through important historic sites where nature has richly spread its beauty.

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The caravan is designed so that the horses are connected through each settlement along the entire route. This will symbolically represent the communion of the Operation Summer '95 action and the Croatian war veterans throughout the Homeland War. Representatives of numerous associations, equestrian clubs, and OPGs will participate in this caravan. The caravan will be led by flag bearers that will, along with the state, carry the banners of the Guardian Brigades of the Croatian Army, and the flags of several associations derived from the Homeland War.

The organizer of the 5th Horse Caravan, the Association of Juvenile Volunteers of the Homeland War of Split-Dalmatia County and co-organizer, Horse Club Sv. Mihovil-Trilj, are extremely pleased with the number of participants and the number of registered caravans.

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Cetina Adventure Club Announces 9th Cetina Adventure Race!

May 28, 2019 - After eight incredible adrenaline races, the Cetina Adventure club has announced the 9th Cetina Adventure Race! 

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Milan Šabić

This year, under the auspices of mystery, with a secret starting location and scheduled checkpoints, will once again test the limits of physical and mental endurance. The race consists of three disciplines: trekking, kayaking and mountain biking, with additional tasks that will be placed as a bonus challenge to competitors on the road to the finish. The beauty of the Inland Dalmatian landscape will also prove to be demanding but will reward with every effort: canyons, steep mountain trails, dense forest rivers, and the Cetina are in any case breathtaking.


The track is 100 to 120 kilometers long, and male, female and mixed teams can participate. The time limit for completing the race is 14 hours. The race begins at 7:00 (from 5:30 to 6:30 equipment will be delivered at the start), and the technical meeting will take place the day before the race from 17:00 to 19:00 (the meeting includes picking up the starter packages). The location will be sent to all contestants at a later date.


Required personal equipment: 

• Bike (MTB) for both participants. If someone cannot get an MTB, they can ride a trekking bike (up to one per team) with a minimum tire width of 2.0. The maximum distance is 30 meters between competitors in the same team. Racing bikes are forbidden.

• Helmets - it is necessary to have them while cycling and kayaking. They have to be worn to the finish.

• bottle or flask with water (minimum 0.75 liters).

Required team equipment: 

• topographic map (provided by organizer), 

• mini first aid, 

• compass, 

• cell phone, 

• forehead lamp

Recommended equipment:

• dry bag, 

• cell phone protection from moisture and water.

The organizers ask all teams to adhere to the strict rules of the time for the technical meeting and equipment delivery, otherwise, they will not be able to compete. Applications are made at stotinka.hr.

The registration requires a complete payment at the start

Payment Details: 

• Klub avanturističkih sportova Cetina Adventure

Put Župića 39, 21230 Sinj
• IBAN: HR152390001-1100518242, HPB d.d.

• Payment Description: CAR 9 + Team Name

Start includes: 

• checkpoint card, 

• racing t-shirt, 

• cooked meal after race and drinks,

• Hydrating stations with water, energy drinks, fruit and chocolate, 

• volunteers, 

• first aid, 

• storage and transportation of bicycles and kayaks, 

• insurance by HGSS.
Prizes: For the first three teams, a prize pool worth HRK 5,000 is secured: 

• for 1st place: 2500 kuna, 

• for 2nd place: 1500 kuna, 

• for 3rd place: 1000 kuna, 

For all additional information, you can contact the race director "Cetina Adventure Race 9" by calling the number +385 (0) 95 723 3921 (Boris Erceg) or by e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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Nikola Belančić

For those desiring a less extreme adventure in nature and a more urban, entertaining feel, the Cetina Adventure club has also organized the City Challenge "Cetina Adventure", which is for the whole family, with no age limit. The challenge is designed in such a way that with the help of a map and instructions, the participants should find the default points in the city of Sinj. You can run for 30 minutes or 2 hours. Everyone is invited to get to know the city of the Alka and the Miraculous Lady of Sinj!

There are three categories: • Children (1-12 years with parents, children older than 12 years participate only, but with the written consent of parents signed on the day of the race) • Women • Men

Event information:

Name of the race: CITY CHALLENGE  "Cetina Adventure”

Location: Split-Dalmatia County, Sinj

Date of the race: 8.6.2019. at 5 pm

Organizer: Cetina Adventure Club 

Race Type: Individual

Duration: 1-2 hours (limit 2 hours) 

Length: 8 km

Number of competitors: 500

Start: In front of the Youth Center (Disko klub Piccadilly), Glavička 29, 21230 

Finish: In front of the Youth Center (Disko klub Piccadilly), Glavička 29, 21230
The technical meeting will take place an hour before the start of the race, at 4 pm

Personal equipment: Sneakers, t-shirt provided by organizer

Event registration: the applications are made at stotinka.hr and last until 31.05 until 23:59, after this deadline there is no option.

Start: 40 kn, 60 kn for parents with one or more children

Payment at the start: The registration is considered a complete payment

Payment Details: Klub avanturističkih sportova Cetina Adventure

Put Župića 39, 21230 Sinj

IBAN: HR152390001-1100518242, HPB d.d.


Payment Description: GI 7 + competitor name

Start includes: 

- Map with checkpoints,

- racing t-shirt, 

- hot meal after racing and drinks, 

- refreshing water stations, 

- energy drinks, 

- fruit and chocolate bars, 

- volunteers, 

- first aid, 

- insurance by HGSS.

Awards are secured for the first three places in three categories. 

For more information, please contact the club's secretary (Ankica Župić) at +385 (0) 99 232 4637 or by posting on the Cetina Adventure Facebook page. 

Find the first City Challenge in 2013 in the video below. 

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

BK Vlaji Organizes a Bike Tour to the Cetina Source!

May 28, 2019 - The beginning of June in Sinj abounds in sporting events! Just one day after the 9th Cetina Adventure Race and the City Challenge, the Bike Club Vlaji organizes the 7th bicycle to the Cetina source. One of the most attractive and challenging bicycle tours is 82 km long and the total climb is 800 meters.

Due to its length, the route requires you to be in top form, but each pedal is richly rewarded: very few places are this rich in nature and beauty. The bike tour starts from Sinj through Hrvace, Panj, Bitelić and further on the left bank of Peruća and Cetina, all the way to the very source, which is near the old 9th-century Croatian Church of the Holy Salvation, one of our most precious and beautiful archaeological sites.

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The Cetina is 110 kilometers long but does not run from 11 of the nearby sources (Glavaš, Jarebica, Kotluša, Vraniš, Baraš and others), of which only some provide water throughout the year. The largest, strongest and most beautiful source is Glavaš, about 130 meters deep. The second strongest source is Jarebica (Vukovića vrelo).

Cetina is also responsible for the beauty of Peruća lake which, although artificially created in 1958 by the construction of the HE Peruća, will grab your attention with its beauty and wealth of flora and fauna. It is most popular among rowers and fishermen, and in the summer for swimmers.

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The cyclists will also cross several bridges on the Cetina, most notably the one in Panj, built in 1905 and the Balečki bridge, built in 1907. The construction of the Balečki bridge was initiated by the Austrian government and was built by local craftsmen with dark gray stone. It has three openings of a semicircular shape of the same size lying on the stone pylons of the rectangular section. The entire area around the bridge, including the riverbed, is a valuable archeological site with prehistoric and antique finds. The bridge was rebuilt in 2014.

While driving on the state road, a police escort, as well as an accompanying safety vehicle, is secured if someone is prevented from continuing. The tour is of no competitive character, all adult cyclists can participate, and a bicycle helmet is recommended for participants. For all cyclists, lunch is provided at the source, as well as water and fruit on the route itself.

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This year, apart from the cyclists from Sinj and its surroundings, numerous guests from Split, Livno, Bihać and other cities will join, together with the beauty of the trail and nature, an unforgettable adventure is guaranteed.

Certainly the most beautiful way possible to spend a Sunday. Do not forget, June 9, 2019, at 10 am in front of Hotel Alkar!

More information:

Bicycle Club Vlaji Sinj

+385 95 6606 222


Saturday, 11 May 2019

Acclaimed Polish Radio Journalist Ernest Zozuń Visits Sinj!

May 11, 2019 - Last year's winner of the Croatian National Tourist Board's prestigious award - the Golden Pen, Ernest Zozuń, recorded a radio show about the Sinjska Alka Museum and the City of Sinj.

As part of the permanent tourist promotion of the Croatian Tourist Board and the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board, in cooperation with the local tourist boards of the cities and municipalities of Split, Klis, Trogir, Sinj and Omiš, Polish radio journalist Ernest Zozuń recorded several interesting radio shows to get closer to the cultural and gastronomic work of Split-Dalmatia County.


Ernest Zozuń is a renowned radio reporter for the Polish Radia 3 and is one of its international correspondents, who at one time reported as a war correspondent from the areas of Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chechnya, Afghanistan and Iraq.

He is also the author of many educational shows and programs for children, is an award-winning Polish and international reporter, and is the publisher of Polish radio programs and 'Welcome to the Troika' and Radioactive reporters.

Zozuń has received numerous awards and recognition. In 2003, he was nominated for the Transparency International Award, and from 2003 to 2005 he was the correspondent of the Polish Radio of Iraq (IAR), where, apart from daily information and interviews, he provided a column and regular reports on the Polish military contingent in Iraq. In 2004, he received a silver medal for "National Defense Merits" and the 2012 Gold Medal for "Merit for National Defense".


In 2006/2007, he was the correspondent of Polish radio in Moscow (IAR). Since 2008, he has been one of the co-authors of 'Welcome to the Troika' and the international author of the program "3 sides of the world".

Zozuń won the Grand Prix at the international radio competition Prix Bohemia in 1995 (for a War Crime Report in Chechnya) and the main prize in the radio category at the Media Festival in 1996. In addition, in 2002 he received the Grand Press Award (Radio Reporter). He was nominated for the Melchiory 2004 award in the category of ‘Reporter of the Year’, among others, and for the Grand Press 2005 award (for the report "Representatives on Their Way").


In 2012 he received the prestigious "Golden Microphone" for his passion and courage and for creating a reporting form in which journalistic commitment succeeds in artfully articulating.

He won the HTZ Golden Pen award in 2018 for his dedication of Varaždin to "Zapraszamy do Trójki", which was created based on a study trip to Croatia. The intention was to show the diversity of Croatia outside the main season.

In Sinj, Ernest Zozuń was accompanied by tourist guide Dina Ivančić and Monika Vrgoč, director of the Tourist Board of Sinj, who introduced him to the geographical, historical and cultural features of the town, the shrine of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj, the Alka and the significance of the town of Sinj on a local and national level. They toured the Sinjska Alka Museum accompanied by Boris Filipović Grčič. He made an interesting interpretation of the significance of the museum and its exhibits and gave an interview for the Polish radio program III, for the Zapraszamy do Trójki (Troika) emission.

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