The many charms of Split and the surrounding region were not lost on the production team for Game of Thrones, which utilized Croatia’s second-largest city as a key filming location. Here are a few sites that shouldn’t be missed by fans.
This sprawling complex, built for Roman emperor Diocletian in the fourth century, houses a unique mix of houses, restaurants, shops, and ancient palace buildings. It starred on Game of Thrones as the filming location for the fictional city of Meereen, where Daenerys Targaryen and her army of Unsullied take up residence.
Fortress of Klis
Not far from Split, this medieval-era fortress has helped safeguard a rotating collection of Croatian kings over the year. During the production of GoT, this imposing defensive structure served as a key exterior shot location for Meereen.
The small village of Zrnovica, along the river of the same name, is known for its longstanding connection to the area’s grain industry. In fact, the village has long been home to a collection of ancient grain mills, some of which were included in scenes from the show’s fourth season featuring Missandei and Daario Naharis.
Want to explore all of the Thrones' seven kingdoms? Other spectacular filming locations can be found in Iceland, Northern Ireland, Spain, and Malta.