New Sinj Alka Museum is Now Open!

 

One of the best additions to tourism in Central Dalmatia in recent years is now officially open!

The Sinj Alka Museum, which is located by the Alka courtyard, was opened in early August by Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic, shortly before the historic 300th Alka tournament in the town.

The town is now finally able to showcase its rich Alka history and heritage 12 months a year, and the new interactive museum is now open daily from 09:00 – 21:00. Just one more reason to visit this historic town just 30 minutes from Split.

To learn more about Sinj, click here.

 

2Cellos Perform on Croatian Island for First Time on Hvar (Watch the Video)

Musical history was made in Central Dalmatia on August 7, 2015, as Croatian sensations 2Cellos performed their first ever concert on a Croatian island.

Talented duo Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser enchanted their audience on the main square of Jelsa on the island of Hvar with a 90-minute set, a mixture of classical and rock hits, which brought the house down.

Enjoy one of the quieter performances of the evening, this fantastic rendition of With or Without You by U2 below.

To learn more about Jelsa as a destination, click here.

Bol and Podrace Named in Top 15 Beaches in Europe

Where are the best beaches in Europe?

Being a little patriotic of course, we believe that the beaches of Central Dalmatia are the best around, and it seems that others would agree with us.

A fine list of the best European beaches for 2015 was recently compiled by EuropeanBestDestinations.com and Central Dalmatia was included in the list, not once, but twice!

Zlatni Rat in Bol and Podrace near Brela were the two which made the list (see the full list here), just two of hundreds of amazing beaches in this Dalmatian paradise.

Click here to see more great beaches and natural beauties in Central Dalmatia.

Free Walking Tours of Sinj Every Thursday

This is a very important summer in the history of the inland Dalmatian town of Sinj, as August will mark the 300th anniversary of the 1715 Siege of Sinj, and the corresponding Alka knights tournament will have a little extra spice as a result. The imminent opening of the much-anticipated Alka Museum will coincide with the event, and you can learn more about this fascinating town here.

As part of its promotional efforts of the town, the Sinj Tourist Board has organised free walking tours of Sinj every Thursday at 18:00. More details below. Sinj is just 30 mins from Split by car, or just under an hour by bus. The last bus back to Split leaves at 21:00, giving you a perfect opportunity to spend an unforgettable day away from the coast.

 

Why Croatia? Thanks for the Promotion, Joe Sugg and Oli White

What to do when one hears that two famous YouTubers are coming to Hvar?

The Central Dalmatia Tourist Board contacted popular British vloggers Joe Sugg and Oli White, offering them a little assistance during their stay. While Hvar Town is a premium destination, we were keen to show them a little more of the magic of the region, and the guys kindly agreed to our suggestions to discover the Cetina River with a little white-water rafting and then a night in Diocletian’s Palace in Split, before heading for the nightlife of Hvar and the fabulous Blue Cave.

Oli and Joe posted several videos of their trip, which have now been watched more than 7 million times. And once they were back home, they posted one more – Why you should come to Croatia.

Thanks for your visit Joe and Oli, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.