Game of Thrones in Dalmatia

Five key filming locations of the most popular series of all time are located in the immediate vicinity of our hotel. Come and explore all the best of Essos and Westeros!

With its fairy-tale locations, God-given natural beauties and incredibly preserved monuments of a millennial history, Dalmatia proved to be the ideal scene for some of the key locations of the globally popular “Game of Thrones”. And the Hotel Katarina’s position is ideal for their sightseeing. Here’s why:

  • Klis and its spectacular medieval fortress, or Meereenwhere Daenerys liberated slaves, is located only a few minutes’ drive away from the Hotel Katarina. Due to its strategic position, all pretenders to power in this part of Dalmatia had been fighting for Klis for centuries, but today Klis lives of tourism, and besides the “Game of Thrones” fans, it is visited by more and more world travellers who want to enjoy the unforgettable view of Split and its surroundings.
  • MedievalKaštilacCastle, located about ten minutes away in Kaštel Gomilica, is the next fans’ destination, because that is Braavos, a seaside town founded by fugitive slaves from ancient Valyria. Arya Stark was apprentice here at the House of Black and White under the mentorship of Jaqen H’ghar and his mysterious faceless men.
  • Just a five-minute drive from Braavos, and you’re in Trogir,or should we say the fabulous Qarth, considered to be “the greatest city that ever was or will be”, which was true until the city fathers of Qarth captured the dragons and paid a terrible price for it. The charming, stone town of Trogir is one of the best preserved Romanesque-Gothic towns in Europe that will delight you, even if you are not a number one “Game of Thrones” fan.
  • After visiting Trogir, in twenty minutes you arrive in Split, capital of Dalmatia, whose Diocletian palace was captured on many scenes taken with Daenerys. Today you can walk through the antique palace built in 300 BC by the Roman emperor Diocletian and see the tunnels and cellars where khaleesiwas training her dragons, while the former slave owners were plotting against their new ruler. Diocletian’s Palace is one of the seven UNESCO World Heritage Monuments in Croatia, and since you are already in Split, make sure you visit a recently opened Game of Thrones Museumin Bosanska Street in the very city centre.
  • In the immediate vicinity of Split there is also a small place called Žrnovnica, once home to medieval mills that fed the local people, some of which have been preserved and restored as tourist sites. You will recognize the location where Daenerys’s faithful interpreter and counsellor Missandei was filmed while taking a bath in the stream, and you will also see the quarry playing the role of the battlefield in the great battle of the Unsullied.


Šibenik, playing Braavosin the fifth season of the series, is only half an hour’s drive away from the Hotel Katarina, and since our hotel is located near the motorway, in less than 3 hours you can reach the “Game of Thrones” main location, our famousDubrovnik, which perfectly played King’s Landing, the capital of the Seven Kingdoms, whose iron throne represents the aim of almost all the protagonists of the most popular television series of all time.