Things to do in Sinj

Our most recommended things to do in Sinj

From Sinj: 20-Minute Private Flight by Cetina & Peruča Lake

1. From Sinj: 20-Minute Private Flight by Cetina & Peruča Lake

After departure from Sinj Airport what awaits you is a flyover to the medieval knight’s town of the same name. The town of Sinj lies in a beautiful landscape of wooded hills, Sinjsko polje (Sinj Field), and the river Cetina. Sinj is surrounded by the slopes of the mountains of Svilaja, Dinara, and Kamešnica, it is ideal for those tourists who want an active holiday. During the summer months, people usually take a dip in the Cetina River. Sinj is famous for Sinj knights or "alkars". People of Cetinska Krajina still celebrate the majestic victory over the Ottomans in 1715. Celebrations are held on the eve of the Feast of the Assumption by holding the famous tournament “Sinjska Alka”. Next is the flight over the river Cetina- the longest river in Central Dalmatia. It has eight sources among which the largest one is the Glavaševo Lake. The water power of Cetina has been harnessed by the Peruča Lake reservoir, located 25 kilometers downstream from the River source. Peruča Lake was the first large reservoir created in karst and the first remote reservoir in the Cetina Hydropower System. It was heavily damaged during the Croatian War of Independence. The myth Zjere is an interesting fact about Peruča Lake. The so-called monster of Peruča Lake is a snake that grows more than three meters in length and has been known to appear in the lake. Croatia's very own Loch Ness monster. Your flight continues along the river Cetina to the town of Trilj. The town of Trilj lies on the river Cetina and is located in inland Dalmatia. Around Trilj there are many findings dating way back to the Mesolithic. The first recorded group that inhabited this area was one of the Illyrian tribes called Delmati. They fought fiercely against the Romans for decades but finally lost. However, Romans built the legionary fortress Tilurium on the hill above Trilj which you will see while flying over. At the top of the hill of Gardun, remains of a legionary fortress at Tilurium. Tilurium guarded the entrance to the Cetina valley from the south and the approach to the provincial capital at Salona. While flying around, you will see Čačvina Castle. This castle is a fortress that guarded the approach against Bosnia during the Ottoman wars. It is situated in a strategic location enabling its crew to oversee traffic of goods through the mountain passage that leads to Bosnia. At the entrance of the Cetina River canyon, Nutjak fortification is situated. It was built in the 15th century to protect land west of the Cetina River from the Ottomans. Finally, the plane will turn around the Sinj field and fly back to the airport.

From Sinj: 30-Minute Private Flight over Split & Solin

2. From Sinj: 30-Minute Private Flight over Split & Solin

This route starts by taking off from Sinj airport, flying over the city of Sinj and the beautiful field of Sinj. This paradise of water, fields, and stone hides some of the most endemic species of flora and fauna in Croatia. Landscapes and underground of the Cetina River are rich with everlasting, sage, heather, and thyme. You might even see the Sinj fortress which was historically a very important location. Heading on to Split where you'll be flying over Klis fortress. On the cliffs between Mosor and Kozjak stands the Klis fortress. It was built on an extraordinary strategic location that allowed military control over the Klis valley. Klis fortress has been beautifully preserved in whole. After flying past Klis fortress, you will see the city of Split, with its green oasis Marjan. You will even see the island of Brač and the island of Šolta. You will see amazing blue seas below! Split is the second biggest city in Croatia and the largest ferry port. It is the cultural and economic center of the region. Largest green surface in Split, Marjan was declared a Park Forest in 1964. According to archaeological findings, it was inhabited as early as prehistory. Pieces of prehistoric pottery were found here. Also discovered are remnants of the temple of Diana – the goddess of the hunt. Until the 15th century, Marjan was covered with forest. Due to expansions of settlements, wars, and Turkish conquests, arson, and clearing, Marjan became a barren wasteland in only two centuries. Reforestation commenced by planting the first pines in 1852. As years passed, the forest was renewed and the animals returned. The first sea aquarium was founded on Marjan in 1928. After flying over Split the end of your flight will take you over the small town of Solin. Solin was the capital of Roman providence. However, Solin (or Salona) disappeared at the end of the middle ages never to be renewed again. Today it is a town of rich cultural heritage from ancient Salona (forum with temples, amphitheater, and graveyards with Salonitan martyrs) to the Middle age, time of queen Jelena and Trpimirović dynasty, the coronation of Zvonimir as King of Dalmatia and Croatia. Located by the river Jadro, Solin today is and youngest town in Croatia. It has been visited by Pope John Paul II in 1998. Afterward, you will fly towards the western side of Split where you can see some magnificent beaches of Split. Popular sandy beaches, pebbled beaches, rocky places, all can be found in Split. The final step is heading back to the airport. This is one of a kind tour and you will see everything you have to see in only 30 minutes.

From Sinj: Flight Over Imotski, Trilj, Omiš, and Split

3. From Sinj: Flight Over Imotski, Trilj, Omiš, and Split

Soar over the best of southern Croatia in this scenic flight from Sinj airport that glides over the turquoise Cetina river and above the picturesque cities of Imotski, Trilj, Omiš and Split. Start by swooping over the Sinj field and continue along the Cetina river towards the charming riverside town of Trilj. Next, turn towards Imotski and fly over the karstic limestone landscapes. Pass over the town of Imotski and see two crater lakes. Continue traveling towards Omiš and see the full breath of the town at the mouth of the beautiful canyon of the river Cetina, which opens out into the sea. Finally, finish the flight by journeying up the coastline towards the suburbs of Split, where you will turn towards the Klis fortress and back to the the town of Sinj.

Sinj: Panoramic Flight over Peruca Lake, Sinj, and Trilj

4. Sinj: Panoramic Flight over Peruca Lake, Sinj, and Trilj

This route begins with the departure from the Sinj Airport and a flight over the medieval knights’ town of the same name. Following is the flight to the Peruca Lake, after which we will continue along the river Cetina to the town of Trilj, turning around the Sinj field and heading back to the airport. Taking off from Sinj Airport, you’ll get to experience some of the most unique sights in Croatia as you discover the beauty of Dalmatia during your scenic flight! Flying in a Cessna 172 Skyhawk or Cessna 182 Skylane with your certified pilot

From Sinj: 1.5-Hour Private Flight over Kornati & Šibenik

5. From Sinj: 1.5-Hour Private Flight over Kornati & Šibenik

The flight starts by gliding over the Sinj field and crossing over the slopes of Kozjak towards Trogir. There, the view of the Kaštela Bay appears as we continue our flight towards Rogoznica and Primošten. Soon we will see the city of Šibenik on our right-hand side, where the contours of the Kornati islands will start to emerge. The flight over these interesting cliffs, miniature islands and reefs takes about fifteen minutes, and ends with a turn towards Šibenik, where we leave Kaštela Bay on our left-hand side. The trip ends with flying over the town of Sinj and landing at the airport.

From Sinj: 1-Hour Private Scenic Flight over Imotski's Lakes

6. From Sinj: 1-Hour Private Scenic Flight over Imotski's Lakes

Discover Sinj from the sky on an exciting private flight over the region. Enjoy verdant landscapes along the way and panoramic views of lakes, rivers, and coastline. Enjoy time to walk around and visit ancient fortresses. This route begins in the field of Sinj, a town in the Dalmatian hinterlands, the area known as Cetinska Krajina. This is an area that attracts more visitors each year, primarily thanks to the traditional Tilters Tournament of Sinj (Sinjska Alka). The flight starts over Sinj and continues along the Cetina River. The source of the river is a karst spring. Cetina has its source in the northwestern slopes of Dinara, in a small village called Cetina. The river is mostly calm with stunning landscapes. Next fly over the town of Trilj. This area also has become increasingly popular with tourists. It offers outdoor activities like Cetina River fishing, canoeing, rafting, horseback riding, cycling, and hiking. Afterward, the plane turns to Imotski, flying over the karstic landscapes that in a few minutes turn into a fertile valley bordered by the rocky plateaus. Imotski is a town situated on the northern side of Biokovo massif in Dalmatia hinterlands. It is a nice little town to visit. There are two lakes near Imotski – the Blue Lake and Red Lake, each one named for the color of the landscape around its borders. After the flight over the lakes, the route takes you to the town of Omiš. Omiš is situated at the Canyon of Cetina River. Omiš is widely known for its glorious pirate history and serves as a reminder of the times when pirates used to control Omiš. The main landmark remaining from the pirates stands proudly over the town – the fortress of Mirabela. Pirates of Omiš used the fortress as a lookout so that merchant ships couldn’t stay unnoticed when sailing along the coastline. The flight continues along the coastline towards the Split suburbs. The west coast of Split is the extension of Split’s Riva to the west. Enjoy a magnificent view of Split and luxury yachts. Next on the route is the Klis fortress, which served as a major source of defense in Dalmatia, especially in the middle ages. The fortress is one of the most outstanding fortresses in Croatia and it is beautifully preserved. If you have time, you can easily spend a few hours walking around. Finally, return to the town of Sinj. You will probably see Fortress of Sinj which offers one of the nicest views in the area. You can see all of the Cetina River and the surrounding villages. If you are interested in visiting the Dalmatian hinterlands this is the best way to give you a preview of what you can expect.

From Sinj: Panoramic Flight over Split

7. From Sinj: Panoramic Flight over Split

This tour takes off from Sinj airport, flying over the town of Sinj and the beautiful Sinj field, heading towards Split. You will cross the Klis fortress, which offers a mesmerizing panoramic view of the city of Split, islands of Brač and Šolta, and the beautiful Marjan forest. The flight continues along the city’s southern coast, offering a full panoramic view of the city after turning over Marjan. The trip journeys over the small town of Solin, after which you will head back towards the airport.

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What people are saying about Sinj

Extraordinary ! Magnificent views and thrills. My husband was able to fly the plane (only a few seconds, fortunately). Our 7 year old son was thrilled and so were we! The pilot gave us a nice little souvenir at the end. To do absolutely! And frankly, 20 minutes is not too short, we take advantage of every second!!!

It was an unforgettable experience! We were looked after very well the whole time and felt very safe. All of the staff were very friendly, courteous and professional. Our pilot Josip did a fantastic job. We recommend the sightseeing flight unreservedly.