Explore two filming locations for “Game of Thrones” where pivotal scenes were shot depicting the Meereen slave rebellion and the dungeon that held fire-breathing dragons.
After departing from the pier, you will enjoy a scenic drive inland to Klis, an ancient village strategically located in a mountain pass. The village is dominated by a fortress that sits atop a jagged crag with views of the sea on one side and mountains on the other.
It is a spectacular setting, especially for fans of the TV series "Game of Thrones," which is based on George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" fantasy novels. In the show, the fortress served as the location for the city of Meereen. Here, Daenerys Targaryen (the Mother of Dragons) freed the slaves in Season Four.
In real life, the fortress, whose history dates to the 7th century, has been occupied by numerous Croatian rulers. Despite its seemingly impenetrable appearance, the fortress has been overtaken repeatedly, by the likes of the Ottomans, Venetians and Austrians.
After an enlightening exploration of the fortress, you will return to Split to visit its extraordinary Diocletian Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built at the turn of the 4th century for Roman emperor Diocletian’s retirement, the palace is a sprawling complex of temples, cathedrals and residences facing the sea.
Several scenes for "Game of Thrones" were shot here, most notably the ones where Daenerys' dragons are chained in the dungeon. After visiting, you will return to the pier.