Being avid Game of Thrones watchers and team Khaleesi, it was essential to us to check out where they film for Meereen.
Klis fortress is situated in a mountain pass between Mosor and Kozjak mountains and has a history over 2000 years. Even if it wasn’t a film location, it is interesting enough from its own history.
Fought for, expanded, defended and conquered, Klis fortress has seen many battles, constant change of ownership and of course the Mother of Dragons (wait, maybe not that last bit).
The fortress is about 20 to 30 minutes from the centre of Split.
Although the buses are not overly regular, the bus takes you directly to the base of the fortress. So really, it is quite easy to get to from Split if you are not trying to cram it in to an adventure packed day. A short walk up to the entrance provides great views over the city of Split.
Bus number 22 leaves from the centre – HNK – and goes directly to Klis (aka Megdan).
We had to wait for about 30 minutes from when the bus was supposed to arrive. The timetable is a little random, so plan your trip around the timetable. We were lucky enough to only have to wait 5 minutes for the bus back. Accidental perfect timing on our part.
Admission into Klis fortress is now 40 Kuna per person, it seems to have doubled in price from a few years ago.
We would recommend, as usual, to get there early. Not only to beat the crowds but also the mid day heat. It does close rather late at 7pm, so if buses are not an issue it would make a great location for an Autumn sunset.
Warning: The Game of Thrones theme song may be stuck in your head the whole time you wander around Klis Fortress, you may even start to quote some lines… I am Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of Meereen, Queen of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons.
Like it? Pin it!