Sinj villas – Best holiday villas in Sinj

With its special appearance and very different characteristics from other regions, Dalmatian hinterland is a prominent part of continental Dalmatia. In the heart of this Croatian pearl is the town of Sinj with a beautiful luxury Sinj villas for your holiday in Croatia.
It is located on the edge of the Sinj field, surrounded by mountains Kamešnica, Svilaja and Dinara. The cold and clear Cetina, the largest river of this field separates it on the two sides, water trough and enhances the whole area.
Toward Sinj, as the historical center of the landscape, but also the entire hinterland, gravitate smaller settlements such as Trilj, Dicmo, Hrvace, Otok, Brnaze, Turjaci all picturesque places worthwhile to visit.
Town is best known for Alka, the knight game that is being held in memory of the great victory of Sinj over the Turks. But in addition, Sinj hides many attractions, cultural institutions, old-looking Sinj villa, gastronomic delights and hospitable people and affordable. It is interesting that in the city there are about 100 cafes which is, due to the population, a record.

This small but rich! Simply is unavoidable on your journey to this region.

Sinj area was inhabited in prehistoric times. The archaeological founds confirmed the so-called Cetina culture. In the Bronze Age the natives came, members of the Illyrian tribe Delmata who are continuing its development until the arrival of the Romans.

After the fall of the Roman Empire in the 7th century, Sinj was inhabited by Croats who received Christianity through Franks. After the formation of the Croatian kingdom, Sinj as a fortified town was the seat of the Cetina County. The knights of Cetina get stronger in the time of rulers Šubić and from 1345 Nelipić.

Frequent Turkish attacks have led to the fall of the city in 1513 but in 1686 Sinj is under Venetian rule. Nevertheless, the Turks do not give up: still trying to conquer Sinj, in 1715 the most important battle held when 700 people of Sinj defended a city from tens of thousands of Turks. Weakened by hunger and dysentery, Turks have left the Cetina region, and local people are being rescued.
By 1797 Sinj was again under Venetian rule, until 1918 under Austria, and in the 20th century, as well as the rest of Croatian, in two Yugoslavias to the final creation of the Croatian Republic.

Gastronomy of Sinj is combination of many Cuisines: mediterranean, oriental due to the influence of the Turks and continental.
Thanks to the river Cetina on the Sinj plates are frogs, crayfish and Cetina trout, but by the far most famous Sinj delicacies are arambašići, beef chopped into pieces with chopped smoked ham and spices, and these are wrapped up in cabbage leaves. More recently protected as intangible cultural heritage, the name derives probably from Turkism haram (sinful, unacceptable) and bass (captain), then chieftain – the leader of the outlaws and today leader of Alka guys.
If you find yourself in Sinj in August, you will have the opportunity to taste traditional dishes thanks to Alka and Feast of the Assumption. You will eat, except arambašići, and other traditional dishes that are prepared on the day of Alka: dalmatian smoked ham and cheese, beef soup with noodles, roast lamb, roast suckling pig, and duck in sauce made in the Sinj way.
On august 15 is celebrated Assumption of the Virgin Mary when on the tables are beef soup with noodles, boiled beef with horseradish, arambašići, breaded veal and frogs.
Traditional desserts here are ravioli, fritters, kotonjada and donuts, and of the wine more predominated are black ones: Ninčuša, glavinka, plavac, Babić. In the traditional processing of grapes mingled black and white grape varieties. In that way obtained wine hrvaština, bright red color, bitter, fresh and smooth. It represents the transition between heavy and light continental Dalmatian wines.
We do not have to point you to try all of the above because, once you arrive in this culinary paradise and experience the smells of Sinj pots, you wouldn’t do anything else but that.

This small but vivid place has a lot to give, to see and experience.

alkaAlka – (tur halqa, ring) knight game that takes place on the first Sunday in August every year in memory of the great victory over the Turks in 1715. Alka guys in full gallop with a wooden spear with an iron-tipped target the ring. The winner is the one who in three races of Alka get the most points.
Alka Halls – the original purpose of this building was a military base for the Croatian cavalry, and today is the seat of Alkars and the newly opened multimedia Museum of Alka of Sinj.
Monument to the Alkar – one of the symbols of Sinj is located at the beginning of Sinj racecourse and marks the spot from which Alka guys are starting the race.
Tripalo Palace – a protected monument from the 19th century belongs to the famous family of Sinj Tripalo. It is located in the heart of the city, and it preserved original appearance and inventory from the time.
Kamičak – one of the most scenic and memorable symbols of Sinj. Star-shaped fort is located in the city center and is connected with the Alka Halls.
Museum of Cetina region – if you want to learn more about the cultural and historical heritage of the Cetina Region, this is a must-see because it is rich in finds and collections.
River Cetina – this mysterious karst beauty is suitable for rafting and canoeing. There is the competition Cetina Adventure that includes kayaking, swimming, abseiling, diving from the rocks, crossing rope and other surprises.
Horseback riding, hiking, bike trails, paragliding … – yes, this rural region offers all of this. Come and try!

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