If you are a booking a luxury charter vacation and are an avid fan of the most famous television series in the world, Game of Thrones, then Luxury Yachts has the idyllic suggestion for you. You can explore these mystical and fantastic locations by luxury yacht charter and get to know, up close and personal, with the powerful world of Game of Thrones. Be prepared because winter is coming!
It is the historical value and natural beauty of these locations that make them worth a visit, even if you aren’t a fan of Game of Thrones.
The medieval period show takes place in many locations filled with rich history and symbolism. Croatia is actually one of the main locations of GOT. It has been the place of conflict between warring factions from the Romans, Hapsburgs, Venetians and through to present day, and the countries’ architectural structures and monuments are a reminder of its long history, that dates back to the stone age. Reality is that shipping is an integral part of commerce both in real life and on the fantasy show, making it the perfect place to explore on board of a luxury charter yacht.
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⇒ Dubrovnik (King’s Landing)
Known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, Dubrovnik has always been one of Croatia’s most beloved regions for tourists. In Game of Thrones, Dubrovnik is King’s Landing, the mythical capital of Westeros. You can wander around St. Dominika Street and experience the cobbled lanes and stone houses.
You can also visit the Lovrijenac Fortress and be mesmerized by the stunning views which were once used for the dramatic Battle of Blackwater. Also, a must are the island of Lokrum which in Game of Thrones represents Qarth or visit the stunning Minčeta Tower stands, otherwise known as the House of the Undying.
⇒ Trsteno Gardens
The 15th-century gardens were transformed into the beautiful palace gardens of King’s Landing. Just 20 minutes from Dubrovnik, once in the gardens, one can overlook the Adriatic Sea. In addition, the exotic and decorative trees and shrubs, as well as the fountain of Neptune with its ancient aqueducts, definitely deserved to be seen.
Ston in Southern Croatia has the second largest fortified wall in the world. Dating back to the 15th century, this amazing wall runs along the isthmus that connects the two villages.
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. It was built in the 3rd century and was used as an astonishing backdrop for some of the most impressive Meeren scenes in Game of Thrones.
The basement of the Diocletian’s Place was used as Daenerys’ throne room as well as the place where the dragons were confined. To make this experience even more authentic, you can also visit Split’s narrow streets, such as Papalićeva St. Near the city of Slipt, you can also visit the remarkable Fortress of Kliss, where on the show, we saw Daenerys’ take revenge on the proclaimed masters of the city by nailing them to crosses and saving the slaves.
Šibenik has a magnificent medieval centre with a labyrinth of cobbled lanes protected by four fortresses on each of its sides: the Fortress of St. Nicholas, St. Michael, St. John and the Šubićevac Fortress. In Game of Thrones, this historical location symbolizes the City of Braavos, one of the most powerful of the Free Cities. This is where Arya Stark spent most of her time during the fifth season of the show.
You can also visit the Krka National Park, a vast and mostly untouched area of blue crystalline water and lush greenness. The park features breathtaking waterfalls that will provide a unique experience for its visitors.
As a whole, Croatia is one of the best luxury yacht destinations due to its rich heritage and natural beauty.
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