5 Game of Thrones Sites to See by Charter Yacht

If you are a fan of the Game of Thrones then Croatia, where much of the series was filmed, would make a fantastic destination for your next luxury yacht charter. Explore the area and immerse yourself in a delightful world, both the real and the mythical one.

Hvar

The Game of Thrones, a fantasy TV drama series, is a medieval epic set in a world of its own, steeped in a unique history with rich folklore and symbolism. It is easy to see why Croatia was chosen as the location with a long past dating back to the stone age. It has been the place of conflict between warring factions from the Romans, Hapsburgs, Venetians and through to present day, and her architecture and monuments are testament to this long history.

And with shipping being such an integral part of commerce and conflict, both in real-life bygone eras as well as the fantasy realm of the Game of Thrones, exploring this area on board a luxury charter yacht makes imminent sense.

Even if you are not a Game of Thrones aficionado these locations are of interest for their true historical value as well as their natural beauty.

1. DUBROVNIK / KINGS LANDING

Dubrovnik is one of Croatia's top tourist destinations, with or without the Game of Thrones, and is justifiably known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic". As the capital of the mythical world of Westorosof it is also home to many well known locations in the series.

Wander around St Dominika Street, the walled old city, and you will experience the cobbled lanes and stone houses of the market scenes or more sinisterly where King Robert's illegitimate sons were murdered.

Visit the Red Keep (or today's Lovrijenac Fortress) and look out at the bay used for the dramatic Battle of Blackwater.

Just off the coast here is the beautiful protected island of Lokrum. Qarth, the "Queen of Cities" was ruled by the 'pureborn' and the location for much of Daenerys' tale.

And a visit to Dubrovnik would not be complete without a visit to the highest point where the striking Minčeta Tower stands. This is the House of the Undying, the walls of which Khaleesi struggled to find an entrance to, and it is also has the most amazing views of the city in all its glory.

2. TRSTENO ARBORETUM / KINGS LANDING PALACE GARDENS

Some 20 minutes from Dubrovnik and overlooking the Adriatic Sea is the ornate and beautiful 15th century gardens which transforms into the palace gardens of Kings Landing, and an important filming location, for the series. It was a place for gossip, conspiracy and plotting. It was here that Sansa revealed the cruel and cowardly nature of King Joffrey to the daunting Lady Olenna, Queen of Thorns.

The spectacular sea views along with the collection of lush exotic and decorative trees and shrubs and the fountain of Neptune with its ancient aqueducts make it a worthy side excursion when in the vicinity of Dubrovnik.

3. STON / KINGS LANDING

Ston is located 60 km north of Dubrovnik and her amazing 5km wall that connects this small village to the smaller Mali Ston was also used as part of the walls of the Kings Landing. This fortified wall runs along the isthmus that connects the two villages and dates back to the 15th century. It took approximately two centuries to complete and was built to protect the valuable asset that salt, from the local and still-operating salt works, was. It is the second larget fortified wall in the world. 

And while the wall may well be the main reason to visit do try the local oysters here. They are distinctly different to other oysters, a very rare and delicious breed.

4. SPLIT / MEEREEN

Much of Split's old town centre consists of Diocletian's Palace, a Unesco World Heritage site and one of the world's most notable Roman remains. Built in the 3rd century it makes a fabulous backdrop to some impressive scenes in the Game of Thrones.

Split

The basement of the palace was used for Daenerys' throne room and was also where the dragons were kept. It's easy to believe in dragons here when exploring this mediaeval citadel. In addition within the palace's corridors you'll find where the Sons of the Harpy waited for the Unsullied.

Split's narrow streets, Papalićeva St in particular, is the setting where the slaves rose in rebellion and when freed took the blood of their masters. And when Daenerys arived she too exacted revenge on the city's leaders by nailing 163 of them to crosses for the 163 slave children they previously crucified trying to intimidate her..

Croatia

Not far from Split is the village of Žrnovnica and it is in the quarry here that the Unsullied fought an an epic battle in season four was shot.  And it was in the river of the same name that the famous naked river scene with Daenerys' trusted servant, the beautiful Missandei, was shot. 

Finally a visit to the Fortress of Klis, built on the cliffs overlooking the city, is a must. This is the location of many legendary conflicts both historical and imaginary. It is, without doubt, the ideal setting for Daernery's stronghold where she plots her return to power and also provides a breathtaking vista of Croatia's second largest cities, Split.

5. ŠIBENIK / BRAAVOS

Šibenik has a magnificent medieval centre with a labyrinth of cobbled lanes protected by four fortresses on each of its side: the Fortress of St. Nicholas, St. Michael, St. John and the Šubićevac Fortress. These fortified walls and historical buildings are featured in the fifth season of the Game of Thrones as the initially secret city of Braavos. The Braavosi citizens are the descendents of escaped salves and they were instrumental in protecting Arya Stark as she escapes from Poniente.

Sibenik

It is also the entrance to the Krka National Park a vast, mostly untouched area of lush greenness and blue crystalline water. With seven waterfalls and an altitude drop of 242m it is truly breathtaking and the backdrop to many of the forest and wilderness scenes in the fourth season.

Croatia offers a tantalising cruising ground with a rich and long history that the producers of the Game of Thrones have used with great aplomb.

A luxury yacht charter is the ideal way to explore the footsteps of ancient lives, both real and fictional. For further information about this area and yachts available please contact one of the luxury charter specialists at the Luxury Charter Group.

Hvar


Disclaimer: The information about luxury yachts displayed on this page is merely informational and these yachts are not necessarily available for yacht charter or for sale, nor are they represented or marketed in anyway by Luxury Charter Group. This web page and the superyacht information contained herein is not contractual. All yacht specifications and information is displayed in good faith but Luxury Charter Group does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the current accuracy, completeness, validity, or usefulness of any superyacht information and/or images displayed. All boat information is subject to change without prior notice and may not be current.

Related Blog Posts

Charter a Luxury Yacht in the Caribbean for Thanksgiving

Charter a Luxury Yacht in the Caribbean for Thanksgiving

Imagine spending Thanksgiving in the Caribbean aboard your luxury charter yacht, with your own private chef on board to cook your Thanksgiving turkey! Relax with your loved ones and let us organise a charter to remember for ever. We still have some great yachts available, ask us today. Learn more...

Maldives: A Magical Luxury Yacht Charter Destination

Maldives: A Magical Luxury Yacht Charter Destination

Dazzlingly beautiful the Maldives consist of 26 coral atoll islands and more than 1,190 islands spread out over 90,000 square kilometres. Only 200 or so of these islands are inhabited so privacy and seclusion are easily found. And at this stage with the Maldives open to tourism and some stunning luxury charter yachts headed that way now is the perfect time to explore this tropical paradise. * Learn more...

Luxury Yacht Charters in a Changing World

Luxury Yacht Charters in a Changing World

As travel bans are lifting in some destinations, now is the perfect time to plan and book a luxury charter yacht vacation in the Caribbean. Perhaps the disruption caused by the Coronavirus has left you with a few questions. Here we try to give you some answers, and to consider all the benefits of choosing a private yacht charter for your vacation. Learn more...

Ready for the Yacht Charter Season: the BVI's are Re-Opening on December 1

Ready for the Yacht Charter Season: the BVI's are Re-Opening on December 1

Luxury Charter Group is excited to announce that the British Virgin Islands, a unique tropical charter paradise, is re-opening its borders on December 1st. If you are looking for a warm weather charter, sun-soaked secluded beaches, cobalt blue waters and spectacular scenery then this is the charter destination for you. And there is no better way to enjoy the BVI, while social distancing in your own private "bubble" of family and friends, than on board your own private luxury charter yacht. Learn more...


8 Good Reasons to Book with Luxury Charter Group

We are the luxury charter experts and have been excelling in this space for 30 years, or a combined total of 70 years! Our clients’ feedback assures us that our experience, expertise and dedication are the main reasons they rely on us, why they rebook time and again and refer their friends and contacts to us.


  1. Personalised service: we take care of the details
  2. We deliver exceptional charter experiences
  3. Up-to-date charter yacht knowledge
  4. Personal experience of the destinations
  5. Unbiased independent advice
  6. Global operations base
  7. Financial security
  8. Secure charter contracts

We ensure planning your charter is easy and enjoyable

Why you should choose us...