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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

New Game of Thrones Trailer Highlights Cental Dalmatia

There are less than two months to go until the start of the Game of Thrones series, much of it which was filmed in Central Dalmatia, and several local tourist agencies are already gearing themselves up for Game of Thrones tourists wanting to see the locations of the filming.

Can't wait for the series and wanting to see Diocletian's Palace as never before? An extended official trailers has just been released which gives a little more insight into the filming.

Brac, the Island of Culture and Adventure

One of the most popular destinations in Central Dalmatia is the island of Brac. Most famous perhaps at the source of the world-famous Brac stone, the island is one of the most fascinating in Croatia, a gorgeous mix of culture, heritage, gastronomy, adventure sports and beaches. Branded as the island of culture and adventure, it is not difficult to see why with this excellent new video which has just been released.

Is Johnny Depp Listening to the Omis Tourist Board?

With the eagerly-awaited release of the new Game of Thrones series - much of which was filmed in Central Dalmatia - is Croatia about to get another major tourism boost from a blockbuster filming on location? In the words of Croatia Week:

Rumors are circulating in Croatia that Johnny Depp and the cast of Pirates of the Caribbean will be in town to shoot the latest in the popular series later this year…

Production company Embassy Films Croatia, who were also involved in Game of Thrones filming in Croatia, have advertised castings on their official Facebook page for those who want to appear as extras in a ‘pirate story’, with Croatian media reporting that the story is none other than Pirates of the Caribbean.

Casting and auditions will take place in Zagreb on Saturday 15 February, and in Dubrovnik on Tuesday 18 February. Filming is scheduled to start in March in Dubrovnik.

Johnny Depp and friends would obviously be very welcome, but is the Omis Tourist Board maybe responsible for this pirate interest in Croatia? The tourist board invited Johnny to Dalmatia in August 2012, for its own pirate show. Johnny couldn't make it then, but perhaps this year in combination with a little filming. Check out the highlights of the 2011 Pirates of Omis Battle in the video below - a great event for all the family.

Get to Know Sinj: Free Tourist Day This Friday!

Next Friday, February 21, the tourist board will be hosting its third annual ''Turist u svom gradu''! event (A Tourist in Your Own Town), allowing people to take advantage of their considerable knowledge of the history and attractions of the town.

There will be two tours, one in the morning at 11:00 and the other at 16:00, and you don't have to be a local to take part.

Follow the Sinj Tourist Board on Facebook for the very latest from one of Dalmatia's most fascinating towns. 

Touristar TV Features the Makarska Riviera

Award-winning producer Ashley Colburn is back, and even more in love with Croatia than before!

Winner of an Emmy for her documentary Wow Croatia, Colburn spent time in Central Dalmatia last year with the help of the tourist board, recording for a new series for Touristatr TV.

So grab a coffee, take a seat, and dream of summer in the following video, especially if Makarska is in your heart...

Boston Globe Features Sailing in Central Dalmatia

With its pristine waters, plethora of emerald islands and endless sunshine, it is little wonder that Central Dalmatia is a perfect sailing destination, something that we have known for decades, but has only recently come to the attention of the international media.

The latest paper to feature the joys of a sailing holiday in Central Dalmatia is The Boston Globe, which has published an interesting account of a sailing holiday in the region, under the title Kicking Back on Croatia's Dalmatia Coast, the article features Hvar, Split and Trogir:

SPLIT — From the deck of our boat we watched a spectacle that had everyone in this bustling port city spellbound: a river of sailboats streaming out from the harbor to a sparkling turquoise horizon. Though Croatia had just joined the European Union and marked its 22d year of independence, the talk of the town was of a smaller but perhaps equally telling milestone, the record turnout for the opening day of Yacht Week 2013.

It was a sign of the times. Long a bargain destination offering sun and pebbly beaches to the masses, Croatia is fast evolving into a haven for sophisticated boaters. With modern marinas, a food and wine scene that’s the envy of central Europe, and a charter yachting industry catering to all budgets, it is rapidly whittling market share from more established sailing spots such as Turkey and Greece. Read more...

Friday, February 14, 2014

Adrenaline Dalmatia in January: Skydiving from Sinj

So what is there to do in Dalmatia in the winter if you want to be a little bit active? Plenty!

For the ultimate thrill, why not get airborne and take in the beauty of Central Dalmatia from a height of 4,000 metres, and then skydive to the ground?

Take a look at these pictures from Ante Grubišić Čabo from Sinj to see what is possible. The Sinj Aerodrome, just 30 minutes north of Split, is a great base for activity sports, and on this particular occasion, Ante and his colleagues jumped out of the plane into the clouds, before landing on Stari Grad airfield on Hvar some four kilometres below.

Learn more about skydiving and other adrenaline sports in inland Dalmatia via the Sinj Tourist Board