Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Traveling after Corona: Why Sinj Should Top Your List

April 8, 2020 - Why should Sinj be on the top of your travel list after the corona crisis? A closer look.

CNTraveler (USA) conducted a survey in March on luxury travel trends for 2020, the year that will be remembered for the coronavirus crisis, reports

A total of 565 respondents participated in the study of CNT readers who travel at leisure, at least once a year. This online survey was conducted between March 18 and March 19, 2020.

Luxury travel lovers are following the news and look forward to the situation changing, and are planning their trips accordingly

As many as 56% of travelers have canceled their trips due to the impact of the coronavirus in the selected destination.

32% of travelers said it was not yet certain whether the coronavirus would affect their travels or future travel plans.

Short trips are on the rise, as well as trips to domestic destinations

There was a significant increase (+ 20%) in interest towards domestic destinations and travelers who mentioned that they would replace their travels with a few shorter trips. 

Interestingly, travel to the Caribbean, an area not yet threatened by the coronavirus and still considered safe for travel, has seen only a small number of cancellations.

According to Bloomberg, the Chinese government has spoken about the prospects for rapid economic recovery from the coronavirus in the coming months, and this is expected to be reflected worldwide. Travel will also experience increased booking expected in May and June.

30% of luxury travel lovers will monitor the coronavirus in the next three months, and 43% will monitor the coronavirus for the next 6 months.

Travelers are looking for security at their destination and facility

The decision to travel is related to a number of factors:

- information from reliable sources about when it is safe to travel (52%)

- how secure a property is, how safe it is/whether public transport is recommended (46%)

- details on how to filter air in an airplane (40%)

- marketing communications of tourism companies (3

Until then, luxury travel lovers plan and fantasize about traveling, and when this crisis passes, they will travel as normal.

When asked which destinations CNT readers want to visit most, there were various answers, both domestic and international. When travel restrictions are lifted, the luxury travel audience will be the first to book flights, rooms and plan sailing.

According to this research, luxury travel lovers never stop thinking about travel and it is obvious, according to the answers, that travel is a state of mind.

So, why should you travel to Sinj once all of this is over? Let the photos tempt you.



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Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Be A Tourist in Your Town with Sinj Tourist Board this Weekend

February 25, 2020 - On February 29, 2020, the Sinj Tourist Board will hold the educational tour “Tourist in Your Town”.

For the ninth year in a row, the Sinj Tourist Board is organizing the educational tour “Tourist in Your Town”. Namely, since 1990, on the initiative of the World Federation of Tourist Guide Association based in Vienna, February 21 has been marked as the International Day of Tourist Guides.


On this occasion, the Tourist Board invites all esteemed citizens and their guests to join them on Saturday, February 29, at 11 am, at the Alojzije Stepinac Promenade, from where you will visit the Franciscan Monastery Archeological Collection and the Sinjska Alka Museum, the Church of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj and the Kamičak Fortress, under the expert guidance of the members of the Sinj Osinium Tourist Guides Association (duration of the tour - 2 hours).


The aim of this free educational tour is to popularize the historical and cultural heritage as an essential factor for the development of tourism in Sinj, but also to raise awareness of its importance in the whole society.

Do not miss out on the chance to visit the Church of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj, Kamičak fortress, as well as impressive exhibits of the Archaeological Collection of the Franciscan Monastery and the Sinjska Alka Museum.


Please confirm your arrival by telephone at 826 352 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Tuesday, 18 February 2020

PHOTOS: 6th Carnival of Cetina Region A Success!

February 18, 2020 - Behind us is another hugely successful Cetina region Carnival.

Organized by the City of Sinj, the Sinj Tourist Board and the Sinj Krnjeval Association, for the sixth consecutive year, we had the opportunity to experience an unusual, colorful, noisy and cheerful carnival procession. Nearly 400 participants from Glavice, Karakašica (Bukva), Vrpolje, Čačvina, Bajagić, Obrovac Sinjski, Gala, Gljev, Krenjaval Association of Sinj and Grobničko Donolaši (a traditional carnival group from Čavle near Rijeka), started from the hippodrome and continued through the streets of Sinj. The lively groups were led by Kristina Krizanac, Mayor of the City of Sinj, and Monika Vrgoc, Director of the Sinj Tourist Board.


After a parade through the city streets, the carnival groups gathered in the Pjaca where the central event was staged. The splendid and inimitable didi vividly portrayed the long and unique tradition of carnival customs of the Cetina region.

The carnival groups didn’t fail to be comical either. For example, the Karakašica group demonstrated that local transport provides passengers with emergency services.


The carnival crowd continued their colorful day at Dr. Franjo Tudjman's Square in Sinj with delicious beans, donuts and live music by Piromani.

It is worth noting that the 6th Cetina carnival was perpetuated by famous photographer Sime Strikoman with his 701 and 702nd-millennium photography at the Hippodrome in Sinj.

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On this occasion, the Sinj Tourist Board would like to thank all participants of the jubilee 6th Carnival of the Cetina Region who, through their participation, supplemented and refined this event, important both for the tourist promotion of Sinj and for the preservation of valuable traditions and carnival customs. 

They would also like to thank the SRMA and the Red Cross Sinj for their valuable assistance in organizing and preparing the Sinj Majorettes and Sinj City Music for their performances, as well as the employees of KUS-Sinj, JVD Sinj, PP Sinj, Cetinska Krajina Čistoća, Alkar Hotel, Alkar KK and Zagrebačka Brewery.

We hope that we have successfully driven away the evil spirits of winter and welcomed spring!

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Photos by Ivan Pavičić and Roko Pavlinušić

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

New Tourist Map Printed for Sinj and Municipalities of Dicmo, Hrvace and Otok

January 28, 2020 - The Sinj Tourist Board, in cooperation with the Mak consulting company, produced a detailed tourist map of the Sinj area and the municipalities of Dicmo, Hrvace and Otok. The map is printed in Croatian, German and English.


The map shows the valuable cultural and historical heritage of the town of Sinj, themed and pilgrimage trails, the restaurant offers, as well as the overall infrastructure necessary for a comfortable stay and easy access to all the interesting and necessary amenities.


With this map, the Sinj Tourist Board wants to bring the tourist facilities closer to everyone, but also to stimulate and direct the interest of visitors towards cultural and natural heritage. The Sinj Tourist Board will promote and distribute the tourist map through fairs, while an interactive version can be found on the official website of the Sinj Tourist Board.


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Friday, 17 January 2020

6th Carnival of Cetina Region Announced for February 15th

January 17, 2020 - Sinj and the Cetina region have long attracted attention to their unique and interesting events, but the carnival festivities are certainly in their own category. 

This year, the Carnival will be held for the sixth time, on February 15th. 

Numerous Carnival (or ‘Mačkare) groups will have the opportunity to present themselves to the public in the same place - resulting in a lively, cheerful and noisy procession that speaks to a long and colorful tradition according to carefully and strictly established rules.

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The carnival groups the best bearers and guardians of the customs in the Inland Dalmatian region, and the fact that they are on the list of protected immaterial cultural goods of the Republic of Croatia is also testimony to their grandeur. 

In the villages of Gljev, Han, Obrovac Sinjski, Bajagić and Gala, the Carnival groups have a unique and original way of displaying ancient customs, complete with the sounds of bells and other accompanying rituals. In the municipality of Otok, each hamlet has its own Carnival group (Jelašce, Priblaće, Živinice, Gala, Ruda, Udovičići, and occasionally groups from Glavičica-Priblaće, Ovrlje and Koritā), while in the municipality of Trilj, you can find Carnival groups from the villages of Grab, Jabuka, Košute, Vedrine, Vrpolje, Čačvina and Velić. 

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Milan Sabic

The layout of the Carnival parade is based on traditional rules, irrespective of any changes, with only men allowed to participate. 

The most attractive and impressive part of the procession is the ‘didi’ (old men), who carry the fleece of sheep on their heads, standing tall at the height of up to 1.5 meters, with bells around their waist. They are dressed in old clothes with colorful fringes sewn on. The 'didi' symbolizes the ritual battle of good spirits in winter and chase them away by making noise and jumping.

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Carnival customs similar to these exist in other parts of Croatia and Europe, and embody the ritualistic struggle of good spirits with the winter, driven by noise and jumping.

This festival seeks to popularize this rich tradition of carnival customs that is unique in Europe. The Dida tradition was preserved and every year, in January and February, the carnival groups perform in the Cetina settlements.

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Nikola Belancic

In addition to the traditional carnival groups, many other groups participate, which, with their comical, humorous stage performances, complete and enrich the whole procession.

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Monday, 13 January 2020

Get to Know Your Country: Free Guided Tour Successfully Held in Sinj

January 13, 2020 - To mark the International Recognition Day of the Republic of Croatia, and as part of the project "Get to Know Your Country", on Sunday, January 12, 2020, a free guided tour was successfully held in the town of Sinj.


The action was launched by the Croatian Tourist Guide Association (ZDTVH) with the support of the Croatian National Tourist Board. The Sinj City Tourist Board, together with the Sini - Osinium Association of Tour Guides, also joined the action. In all the cities involved - 50 this year - free tourist guides began at exactly the same time, at noon.


As part of the action, the participants toured numerous city sights accompanied by local tour guide Nenad Pavic. This year, the group planned to visit the Grad fortress and the Sinjska Alka Museum. However, the group could not visit the Sinjska Alka Museum, as the electricity supply in Sinj was temporarily interrupted.


Therefore, instead of the Sinjska Alka Museum, a tour of the Kamičak fort followed. A special surprise to all participants was the presence of ZDTVH President Mrs. Kristina Nuić Prka, who is one of the initiators of this action and many other similar projects. 


During the three-hour guided tour, the participants from the cities of Solin, Split, Trogir, Vodice and Sinj were able to learn more about the town of Sinj, its inhabitants, history, and its famous historical figures and events. Particular emphasis was placed at the Stations of the Cross at the Grad fortress, and the historical events of 1715 during the miraculous defense of the city against the Ottomans. The three-hour tour of the city ended with a visit to the Kamičak fort, where the group learned all about this symbol of the town of Sinj.

The Sinj Tourist Board thanks everyone who participated and helped to make this project a reality!

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Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Free Guided Tour of Sinj this Sunday!

January 8, 2020 - Within the project "Get to Know Your Country" organized by the Croatian Tourist Guides Association, and as part of the International Recognition Day of the Republic of Croatia, the Sinj Tourist Board, in cooperation with the Association of Tourist Guides of the City of Sinj "Osinium" and the Sinjska Alka Museum, invites all citizens of Sinj and the Cetina Region, as well as all visitors and tourists, to join a free guided tour of Sinj.


Everyone will gather at noon in front of the Alkar Palace on Sunday, January 12 (TZG Sinj Office and Sinjska Alka Museum), accompanied by a tourist guide. All participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the town of Sinj, prominent figures who influenced its development, numerous public sculptures, the Franciscan Classical High School, which is the first in southern Croatia to teach the Croatian language, the Tripalo Palace, Kamčak Fortress, the Church of Our Lady of Sinj, which houses the image of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj, the votive church at the Grad fortress, the marvelous defense of the town of Sinj in 1715, and the significance of the Sinjska Alka, which is protected by UNESCO.



In order to ensure Sinj is rightfully presented, participants will visit the Grad fortress and the Sinjska Alka Museum, which is unique in its layout and has received numerous awards and recognitions.


Get to know your city and all the hidden stories it tells. Get to know your country! You can confirm your participation by calling 099/4500305.

Friday, 29 November 2019

Advent in Sinj Opens this Weekend!

November 29, 2019 - Advent in Sinj opens on Saturday, November 30, 2019!

Although November is not quite over, the sweet anticipation of Christmas is already approaching - and just thinking of the enticing scents of mulled wine and delicious and savory treats guarantees a good time for all generations. Thankfully, a handful of fun and unique holiday festivities are open to anyone looking for Christmas magic in Sinj this winter. 


Many different events have been prepared for the youngest, who will even have a Children's Week organized by the association "Cjelovit život", which begins conveniently on the Feast of St. Nicholas. The little ones will enjoy, but also perform in plays, music and dance venues, choir performances, a magician's play, a fairytale fair, a handicraft fair, and even breakfast with a Santa Claus.


Numerous valuable and active associations from Sinj and the Cetina region have organized several exciting events and actions. The people of Sinj and their guests will be able to enjoy the concerts of Klapa Sinj, Zlatko Jelincic, City Music and Mixed Choir of Sinj, the KUDs Osinium, Vrilo and Brodosplit and the Christmas show of the Sinj Majorettes. 


KUD Cetina will light up the town with their performance on the Christmas Eve of the Cetina Region, Sinjski ferali will rejoice in an evening of poetry, prose and Christmas cookies, and the Sinj folk theater will contribute to the holiday atmosphere with their performances. The praiseworthy humanitarian action ‘Pomagati ‘ will also offer help to those in need at this most magical time.

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Say good-bye to the old 2019 and hello to 2020 with the youngest at the early New Year's Eve party, or join the older crowd in the evening at King Tomislav Square with a concert including M.O.R.T., and Jurica Padjen and Aerodorom.

Advent in Sinj ends with the New Year's concert and is organized by the City of Sinj, the Sinj Tourist Board, the Shrine of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj, and numerous associations in the area.

The Sinj Tourist Board is looking forward to seeing you at Sinj's Advent!

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Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Festival of Science Kicks Off in Sinj

November 20, 2019 - The jubilee 10th Sinj Festival of Science kicked off at the Presentation Hall of the Sinjska Alka Museum in the Alkar Courtyard on Tuesday night. Mayor Kristina Križanac opened the festival.

Slobodna Dalmacija writes that on behalf of the Split-Dalmatia, Prefect Blaženko Boban, Damir Caric said that this festival was the first capstone for the establishment of the County Center of Excellence.

There were a modest number of visitors at the opening, never smaller, and a three-member delegation from the US Embassy currently visiting the Alkar city was among the guests.

On behalf of the organizing committee of the festival, president Mislav Cvitković addressed the attendees. He recalled that over the past ten years, the Sinj Science Festival had hosted 155 top Croatian scientists, more than any festival of its kind in Croatia. In addition to themed lectures for interested citizens, they gave more than 300 hours of instruction in Sinj schools.

Cvitković thanked everyone who helped in organizing the Sinj Science Festival over the past ten years.

In a lengthy speech, he also sent a political message to the state authorities, urging them not to poke at the construction of the Croatian house, but to finally use the people they know.

The Sinj choir performed for the occasion. 

Immediately after the opening, the lectures began. The first lecturer was particle physicist Vuko Brigljević, one of the few Croatian scientists to participate in key experiments at CERN.

Dr. Brigljević spoke on the subject of "What we know and do not know about the fundamental structure of matter after the discovery of the Higgs boson," in fact, about the secrets of matter that, after that discovery, are trying to shed light on today's physics.

The second lecturer was Ph.D. Saša Ceci, who also presented his book Blesimetar drugi.

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Monday, 28 October 2019

German Journalists Visit Museum Alka of Sinj

October 28, 2019 - As part of the ongoing tourism promotion of the Croatian National Tourist Board and the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board, in cooperation with the Sinj Tourist Board, distinguished German journalists, including Frank Störbrauck (reisenEXKLUSIV), Bernd-Uwe Gutknecht (Bayerischer Rundfunk). Moni Birk (Hessischer Rundfunk), Tonia Sorrentino (Freelancer for WZ), Marit Blossey (MitVergnügen Berlin), and Friedrich Reip (Freelancer for FUNKE Media), accompanied by PR manager from Lieb Management Anja Kloss, visited Sinj.


The esteemed journalists were accompanied by Anita Birimiš, a tourist guide from the Split Society of Tourist Guides, and Monika Vrgoč, director of the Sinj Tourist Board, who introduced them to the geographical, historical and cultural features of the city, the shrine of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj, the Sinj Alka and the importance of the city of Sinj locally and nationally.

The purpose of their arrival to this part of Inland Dalmatia was to visit the Museum of the Sinj Alka, as well as the tourist offer and potentials of the City of Sinj and the Cetina Region. 


The Museum Alka of Sinj received another valuable recognition, "The best in heritage 2019", for its exhibition and work. The award was presented to them in Dubrovnik, where the Annual Review of Award-winning Museum, Heritage and Conservation Projects of the World was organized by Europa Nostra (support for the Creative Europe program), the International Council of Museums (ICOM), and with the help of the City of Dubrovnik and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia.


The contribution to the city of Sinj and the Museum Alka of Sinj, through which Branimir Župić curated the exhibition, will be published in magazines, as well as on various social networks and blog posts.

The Sinj Tourist Board would like to thank everyone who contributed to this fruitful collaboration.

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