Game of Thrones is the world-famous fantasy series where a few noble families compete for the throne and power in the empire. Various Game of Thrones filming locations have been recorded in Croatia: in Split, Trogir and especially in Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik is used in the series for 'King's Landing'. When staying in Croatia and as a fan of the series, you should definitely visit Dubrovnik!
The airport of Dubrovnik is approximately 20km from the center of Dubrovnik. It is a relatively small airport with just over a million passengers a year. The vast majority are international passengers who have Dubrovnik as their holiday destination.
The state-owned Croatia Airlines (OU) is located near Zagreb and operates from a hub at Zagreb International Airport.
Easyjet is one of the most popular airline companies when it comes to low budget flights. It connects several European cities, including Dubrovnik.
From New York, Dubrovnik can be reached in 11 hours and 25 minutes. London has a flight time of 2 hours and 40 minutes. There are several airlines offering direct flights from London. New York often requires a stopover.
The historic city walls are not only a real sight in Dubrovnik, but are also among the most popular activities in Dubrovnik. With a width of four to six meters, a height of no less than 19 meters and a length of two kilometers, the wall forms an ideal walking path.
The view from this height over the city and the surrounding area is breathtaking. It is precisely because of its popularity that you have to be there early, because the walls can only handle a certain amount of visitors.
The Pile gate is the first introduction to the old fortified city of Dubrovnik. This 15th century gate can be reached via a bridge. There used to be a canal under the bridge, but nowadays a beautiful garden has been laid out.
If you walk through the gate you can admire a statue of the patron saint of the city, Sint-Blasius.
This colossal fortress is located to the west of the city, outside the old part of town, on a cliff that is over 36 meters high. It is said that the fort came into being in just three months. Initially it was built to protect the city against hostile raids.
The Stradùn or Placa is the wide street that crosses the old city of Dubrovnik from east to west. The street starts at the Pilepoort and continues all the way to the Plocepoort on the other side of the city. In the 12th century, the channel that separated the island from the mainland was drained. The Stradùn was born from this.
One of the best ways to travel sustainable is to limit the use of cars. Dubrovnik is a great destination to explore on foot. The old center never gets dull while wandering through the streets.