Weekend Break: Inland Dalmatia – Video from the Croatian National Television

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The Croatian National Television in cooperation with the Croatian National Tourist Board (HTZ) suggests where to spend a family weekend in Croatia – few ideas what to do in the Dalmatian Hinterland for a weekend break.

Let´s start with a few associations. Alka, Our Lady of Sinj and the friendly people, not to be found anywhere else. That is Sinj. Just 35 kilometres away from Split, but totally different. There is a different way of communication and people use a very ´creative´ and ´vivid´ vocabulary, so the insiders say, that every visitor will return from Sinj with a few new words in his vocabulary. Of course, with a lot of catchphrases.

Locals say, that life in Sinj takes place in bars. There are even 150 in the city centre. So, the first thing you will do in Sinj is drink a coffee on the square (pjaca). You can visit Sinj any time of the year, because we have the most bars per capita, we also have a great night life and Sinj girls are even prettier than those in Split, as well as our guys, say people in Sinj proudly.

But when you see those little “Alkars”, your heart will melt, as they are so sweet. Because every little boy younger than 10, coming from the Vuckovići hamlet in Sinj can participate in the Children´s Alka. It is interesting, that all of them are from Vučkovići, but they are not related. Those little “Alkars” are the perfect introduction to the Museum of Sinj Alka, where you will be so impressed by Alka, that you will want to braid your hair and sketch those gorgeous Alka knights.

Since the opening for the 300 anniversary of the Alka tournament this summer, 10.000 visitors passed through the museum already. A modern and interactive museum with more than 100 exhibits is waiting for everyone in Sinj. From life-size Alka knights and horses to lots of archive content in digital format, says the head of the Museum.

First the tradition, than sports. Sinj surroundings is ideal for recreational sports of all kinds, especially hikers and bikers. There are over 40 km of marked bike trails in Sinj, so it is ideal for a day trip over the weekend fun for the whole family.

But that´s not all. You can´t leave Hinterland hungry, because that would make the hosts angry. Even the dishes have heroic names, so it is easy to become a hero after you eat ´arambaši´. And for the way back, they will pack some prosciutto (pršut) and Sinj donuts (uštipak) made for all kind of occasions.

Read the whole article here and watch the video below:





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