Game of Thrones - Croatia will GOT you
Croatia will GOT you
The Iron Throne is still here, all you have to do is find it
GOT – three magical letters that have completely crazed the world in the past few years. One of the greatest series in the history of television, Game of Thrones, broke records with every new season and every new episode, and the epic tale of betrayal and nobility, brave heroes and ruthless villains battling for the Iron Throne had millions of people glued to their screens.
Alongside the Starks, Lannisters and Targaryens, Croatia was also a big star. In its beautiful towns and landscapes all-out battles took place and webs of intrigue were woven to occupy the most desirable throne in the world.
Relive the world of Westeros and the legendary Seven Kingdoms in Dubrovnik, on Lokrum, in Ston, Split, Klis and Trogir. During your endeavour you will encounter spectacular scenery, mythical towns, stone walls that can retell thousands of years of history… We must warn you; Croatia is as addictive as the show. After your first visit, you will keep coming back for another dose of the most beautiful sea in the world, gastronomic experience, laughter on our miraculously stunning beaches, tranquillity in the valleys of the pristinely clear rivers.
Croatia full of life. Croatia full of Game of Thrones.
Did you know that you can trace the footsteps of Daenerys Targaryen at the Minčeta Tower where she was searching for her dragons at the House of the Undying? And that is not all. Game of Thrones was shot at more than 15 locations in town, but it is best if you come to explore for yourself and relive each episode of the series. Dubrovnik knows all the secrets of King’s Landing.
There is no better place for that than the Arboretum of Trsteno, located some 20 kilometres from Dubrovnik, in the gardens of which plans were hatched and the future of the Seven Kingdoms woven. If you tune your ears more, you can still hear the conspiratorial whisper of Margaery and Lady Olenna Tyrell, as well as of Lord Baelish and Lord Varys. With them around, Sansa Stark is certainly not far behind.
The small mystical island near Dubrovnik, which, according to the legend, also rescued the English king Richard I, better known as Richard the Lionheart, will dazzle you at first glance with its lush vegetation, intoxicating scents and chirping of crickets. In Game of Thrones these gardens were ruled by the Pureborn. Walk along the same paths as Khaleesi and her mighty host Xaro Xhoan Daxos. During your stay on the island, you can sit on the Iron Throne, located in the Benedictine monastery. Just be careful, you will make many enemies…
This impenetrable rampart in the Game of Thrones was depicted by 5,5 kilometres long Walls of Ston, a city on the Pelješac Peninsula, an hour’s drive away from Dubrovnik. Walk down the longest preserved fortification system in the world, after the Great Wall of China, and feel powerful like many rulers of Westeros. Lastly, a tiny spoiler, the impressive walls were not built for the purposes of the series. They have existed here since the XIV century.
As you walk through the mystical pathways of the ancient palace be careful not to get caught in the ambush of the Sons of the Harpy. We also cannot be sure that Khaleesi has not forgotten one of her flying babies in the dark passageways. And that is not all, the very centre of the city harbours a museum dedicated to the series, which completes the journey to the fascinating world of Game of Thrones.
A tour that could be aptly named “Feel powerful like Khaleesi” takes you through the historic walls and paths along which the slave owners in the series payed with their lives for the conflict with the fair-haired ruler. After reaching the top of the fort, you will revel in the same view as did the Mother of Dragons. An interesting fact is that Klis was by chance the first capital of Croatia during the Trpimirović dynasty.
“The greatest city that ever was or will be” is an expression used in the series to describe Qarth, and it is very easy to imagine it describing Trogir, the historic centre of which is under the protection of UNESCO. The beauty of this Dalmatian town, which is considered to be the most preserved Romanesque-Gothic town in Central Europe, blends in perfectly into the story of a thriving trading town ruled by the Thirteen.
Along with Kaštel Gomilica, this Dalmatian jewel was the backdrop of the all-powerful banking centre of the Seven Kingdoms and the Cathedral of St. Jacob in Šibenik, which is under the protection of UNESCO, without any additional set design became the Iron Bank, the most powerful financial institution of the known world. In the vicinity of Šibenik is also the National Park Krka, where the magical play of nature with miraculous waterfalls depicted the journey through the Riverlands.