Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Game of Thrones in Croatia

Game of Thrones is a world of its own, a fantasy realm with a rich, detailed history and iconography that captivates you and makes you feel an integral part of its vivid storyline. No wonder Croatia was chosen as a crucial filming location for the fourth season of the show, since its history reaches far into ancient times, and its architecture and monuments speak of eras long gone. We are thrilled to offer you a completely authentic Game of Thrones experience in Croatia.
Day 1 Split arrival to the Split Airport. Transfer to the hotel, check in and free time in the afternoon. Dinner at the hotel restaurant.
Day 2 Šibenik the New Throne. Transfer to Šibenik whose fortified walls and ancient architecture can be seen in the fifth season of the Game of Thrones. Šibenik is known as The King’s City, for it was the court of Croatian King Krešimir IV in the 11th century. A stronghold for many Croatian rulers, Šibenik is protected by four fortresses: St. Nicholas, St. Michael, St. John and the Šubićevac Fortress.
Šibenik and its fortresses represent Braavos, the greatest and most powerful of the Free Cities
Away from the city and a return to nature,as you visit Krka National Park, the backdrop to numerous nature scenes in the show’s fourth season; a breathtaking place with cascading waterfalls that leave you mesmerized and refreshed in the greens of its flora and the blues of its crystal clear water.
We’ll finish the day with dinner in a picturesque agro-tourism with a delicious 3 course homemade meal.
Day 3 Kaštela Trogri – Doreen. Kaštela means castle in Croatian and this part of the Dalmatian coast is rife with them.  Located between Split and Trogir, the town of Kaštela is actually comprised of seven coastal villages built around 15th and 16th century castles. At the time, upper-crust families in Split felt greatly threatened by the Ottoman Turks into Europe. One by one, they filed into Kaštela bay and built fortified mansions. Kaštela serves perfectly as a set for the mystery region of Doreen. Trogir – an amphibian city, is so old that its foundations – Illyrian, Hellenistic and Roman, under the current medieval versions – literally emerging out of Adriatic is the perfect continuity of our GoT story. But not just because of the historical monuments and palaces - the entire old town of Trogir is under UNESCO protection - but also because of its myths and legends that fulfill the story; Kairos- ancient Greek God of opportunity, luck and favorable moments. The day ends with dinner and a visit to one of the famous Kastelan wineries, the home of world famous “Zinfandel-Kastelanski Crljenak”.
Day 4 the Blue and Green secrets of Imotski whose ancient stone architecture is a new home to the Game of Thrones. On the northwest outskirts of town, you’ll visit to a place where fantasy does indeed meet reality, as you’re introduced to the natural wonders of the Red and Blue Lake. Red, like the blood of the fallen, and Blue, like the royal attire of Danaerys, both deeper than you can imagine. On the way, we will also stop to see some of the other filming locations such as Baško polje, a beautiful scenery underneath the mountain Biokovo and a spectacular view of the Dalmatian islands; a place where Danaerys also found her rest and comfort. In Imotski, we will also visit a winery and treat ourselves with a wonderful traditional dinner.
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Day 5 Dubrovnik King’s Landing welcome to the legendary City of Dubrovnik. For most of its history, a republic of its own and a beacon of diplomacy, Dubrovnik’s independent spirit is as strong as ever. You already know this city, for this is King’s Landing, a host to the revelries of Robert Baratheon, the excessive lifestyle of Prince Joffrey, and the cunning wit of Tyrion Lannister. Walk onto Red Keep, known here as Lovrijenac Fortress. Follow the trails of Arya Stark, and see where Danaerys, the Queen of Dragons, gave freedom to her fire-breathing flying creatures. You will also walk through the palace gardens of King’s Landing, where gossip and intrigue foreshadowed battles, a place known in our world as Trsteno Arboretum. This luscious combination of green plant-life and superb architecture of yesteryear tells tails of royalty, and is the oldest arboretum in this part of Europe.
Day 6 Meereen follow the path of Danaerys as she seeks to conquer Slaver’s Bay and free the slaves of Meereen. The 1700-year-old Mediterranean metropolis of Split transforms into Meereen, as you start the final chapter of your tour at Diocletian’s Palace, its ancient basements and narrow streets, where freed slaves sought revenge upon their masters. Walk the path to the top of Klis Fortress, as it transforms into the Meereen throne, where Daenerys set the slaves free and crucified their wicked owners. Travel to the suburbs, to the town’s quarry, where the Unsullied battled for Danaerys, and where Daario fought Bronn. Then onto the town of Žrnovnica, whose green mill was used for Missandei’s bathing scene – the perfect spot to have a finishing dinner.
Day 7 Departure from Split.
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