Everything you need to know on visiting Game of Thrones location: Klis Fortress in Croatia.
Croatia is well-known for having many Game of Thrones sites across Dalmatia. Several game of Thrones cities are actual cities located in Croatia! King’s Landing is actually Dubrovnik and Klis Fortress represents the city of Meereen. Here’s everything you need to know about visiting Klis Fortress Game of Thrones location.
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About Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series, created from a series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin. The series were shot from 2011 to 2019 in different places all over the world: United Kingdom, Canada, Croatia, Iceland, Malta, Morocco, and Spain.
Many of these places are now known to be ‘’Game of Thrones locations’’. Especially in Croatia you can find numerous GOT sites, many cities even have tours dedicated to these Game of Thrones locations.
You will find many GOT sites in (or near) the cities of Dubrovnik, Split, Sibenik, and on several islands. If you’re a die-hard Game of Thrones fan, you should book some tours in all these cities, so you won’t miss a thing!
Klis Fortress in Game of Thrones
And now, why is Klis Fortress known and visited by many Game of Thrones fans? I may have spilled the tea before, Klis Fortress represents the city of Meereen.
In season 4, episode 3, of GOT, you will see Daenerys Targaryen take over the city of Meereen. On her way there, the great master crucified 163 children as a warning. Still, she keeps going and when Daenerys reaches the city, her best fighter; Daario Naharis, takes on single combat.
Daario Naharis swiftly dispatches the champion and Daenerys flings the broken slave collars from the slaves she has freed at Astapor and Yunkai over the city walls as a message to the slaves therein.
During the night, the Unsullied commander Grey Worm sneaks into Meereen to arm the slaves and incite them to revolt against their Masters. In the following revolt, many Masters are mobbed in the streets and the victorious slaves open the gates for Daenerys.
And that’s how Daenerys sieged the city of Meereen and freed more slaves. There are several scenes where you’ll be able to recognize Meereen as Klis Fortress, like the scene of Daenerys walking down the famous stairs of Meereen.
Where can I find Klis Fortress in Croatia?
About 12 kilometers from the third-largest city in Croatia; Split, you’ll find a town called Klis. Towering this small town, you’ll find Klis Fortress. Its massive walls look pretty cool and impressive from the road below.
As Split also knows its GOT sites, many people visit Klis Fortress on their trip to Split.
Why visit Klis Fortress if not for Game of Thrones?
If Game of Thrones isn’t reason enough for you to visit, consider these other benefits you’ll get when visiting Klis Fortress.
You’ll get a killer view
You can admire the view of entire city of Split and the blue sea from this fortress. You’ll literally have a 360° view of the surrounding area.
Thanks to GOT, Klis Fortress has many more visitors a year and enough money to care for the fortress. But even in summer, you won’t find big crowds here, even though it’s such a fun and easy activity from Split.
You can explore on your own
No need for following yet another slightly boring tour, you can explore the entire fortress on your own! You have all the time in the world to make wonderful photos, and no crowds to make you feel suffocated. You’ll have all the freedom when visiting Klis Fortress.
Practical information on visiting Klis Fortress
Klis Fortress is a place you should definitely visit as a Game of Thrones fan. But you should know at least how to get there, how much an entrance ticket costs, and what to expect.
Getting to Klis Fortress
Reaching Klis Fortress from Split is rather easy. If you have a car or rental, you should be able to just drive up there. You can easily park the car next to the fortress. Google maps will take you there in no time!
But if you don’t have a car, your only option is by bus. Luckily, there is a bus that will take you there in less than 40 minutes. To get to Klis Fortress you have to take Split-Klis bus 22 from HNK bus station and just get out at the last stop. A bus ticket won’t cost you more than a few euros.
Prices and opening hours
You will have to pay a small fee for entering the fortress:
- Adult tickets: €10
- Children’s tickets: €2,70
- Dogs are free of charge as long as they are on a leash and you clean after them.
You can only buy your tickets at Klis Fortress within the opening hours.
The Klis Fortress opening hours are daily from 10:00 to 17:00 (every day excluding holidays).
Book a tour of Klis Fortress
A tour is always a fun way to visit a certain place. There are several tours for visiting Klis Fortress, you’ll find them below.
Final Thoughts on Klis Fortress Game of Thrones location
Now that you have all the information you need for visiting Klis Fortress, what’s stopping you? Let’s book your trip to Split and finally see all the Game of Thrones sites you’ve been dying to see. Trust me, they’re worth it.
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