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A TOUR OF THRONES: WELCOME TO THE HOME OF THE DRAGONS

A TOUR OF THRONES: WELCOME TO THE HOME OF THE DRAGONS

Undoubtedly the most popular show of our time, HBO’s Game of Thrones has found both its Essos and Westeros in Dalmatia. While Dubrovnik acts majestically as the Westerosi capital King’s Landing, Split and the nearby localities have taken over the roles of Meereen and Braavos, with Daenerys, Tyrion and Arya valiantly playing the game in which you win or you die across the sprawling scenic beauty of our Middle Dalmatian earthly heaven. The dragons are kept safe — even if against their will — literally 500 meters from Hotel Luxe, in the depths of Diocletian’s Palace, once a residence of the Roman emperor who sowed the seed of the city of Split. Getting lost and then miraculously found in the labyrinth of the Palace’s narrow streets is a favorite pastime of visitors and locals alike, but if you want to feel the otherworldliness of the Dragon Pit, you need to descend to the vast underground complex of the spectacular halls where it’s refreshingly breezy even in the summer heat. Our staff is always at your disposal for well informed guidance! Just a few kilometers inland, you will find the historic town of Klis, whose inhabitants boast about the best lamb on the spit you will ever taste. Before you succumb to your Epicurean cravings, be sure you thoroughly explore the town and its surroundings. Klis is situated atop the hill from where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Dalmatian inland and of the clear blue sea. It’s that view that is the backdrop of Daenerys’ big speeches to the people of Meereen. Klis was first built by the Illyrian tribe Dalmatae to whom the entire region owes its name, and it later grew into a huge fortress whose near inaccessibility made it a mighty stronghold of impoverished Dalmatian folk rebelling against the dominance of Mongol, Ottoman and Venetian powers. See it in our fantastic guiding tours! Just a few kilometers inland, you will find the historic town of Klis, whose inhabitants boast about the best lamb on the spit you will ever taste. Before you succumb to your Epicurean cravings, be sure you thoroughly explore the town and its surroundings. Klis is situated atop the hill from where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Dalmatian inland and of the clear blue sea. It’s that view that is the backdrop of Daenerys’ big speeches to the people of Meereen. Klis was first built by the Illyrian tribe Dalmatae to whom the entire region owes its name, and it later grew into a huge fortress whose near inaccessibility made it a mighty stronghold of impoverished Dalmatian folk rebelling against the dominance of Mongol, Ottoman and Venetian powers. See it in our fantastic guiding tours! Finally, following the coastline east from Split, you will fall in love with the peaceful beauty of Kaštela. As Westeros is made out of seven kingdoms, Kaštela is a city made of seven picturesque towns. In Game of Thrones you have admired the coastal architecture of Kaštel Gomilica which stands in as the almighty Braavos where Arya learns the trade of Faceless Men. With gorgeous Medieval and Renaissance architecture,the immediate vicinity of ancient metropolis Salona and a magnificent choice of wining and dining, you will surely find Kaštela much more welcoming than Braavos. And with our special guided tours, Hotel Luxe will be with you every step of the way!
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