Capital of the ancient region of Dalmatia, Dubrovnik is often described as the “pearl of the Adriatic” for its incredible history and architecture. Many scenes from Game of Thrones were shot in the city’s Old Town district, which served as the main inspiration for the Westerosi capital, King’s Landing.
Dubrovnik was founded in the 7th century BC by Greek refugees, and grew as a major fort and trading town on Croatia’s fruitful Adriatic Coast. The city is characterised by its orange-tiled buildings and imposing city walls, which perfectly match the aesthetic of King’s Landing’s ‘Red Keep’.
Just off the coast of Dubrovnik is the beautiful Isle of Lokrum, which also served as a significant backdrop in the GoT saga. Covering 72 hectares and accessible only by a 15-minute water taxi from Dubrovnik, this small Adriatic isle is revered for its natural beauty and heritage, and is one of the most popular spots for Dubrovnik’s locals to enjoy a relaxing swim.