Why Game of Thrones fans are snapping up holidays in Croatia

Calling all Game of Thrones addicts, imagine holidaying at the home of the Iron Throne. Well now you can with the hotel Bellevue in Dubrovnik. The hotel offers spectacular views of the famous fictional city, King’s Landing and is a must-see for all die-hard Game of Thrones fans.

The Game of Thrones appeal

What is it about the cult show that has fans glued to their seats week on week? Currently in its fourth series the fantasy drama’s popularity has continued to grow with its gripping storylines and complex characters.

What can we expect from the show? The series revisits the Medieval period so you can look forward to bloody battles, back-stabbing, incest and beheadings, along with a host of mythical creatures from dragons to demons and direwolves.

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The hotel overlooks its own private beach where much of the drama was shot. Fans can take in these amazing views from the comfort of their balcony with some local Croatian wine and picture themselves rubbing swords with everyone’s favourite dwarf, Tyrion Lannister or kick-ass warrior woman, Daenerys Targaryen.

This luxury five-star stay offers a modern twist to the grim medieval setting of the show. With a range of facilities from an indoor pool and gym, a spa with treatments and a stunning beach restaurant which overlooks Miramare Bay. Sample a local delicacy and dine at the hotel’s beach restaurant or unwind with a relaxing massage from the hotel spa.

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Even better, the hotel is just a 20-minute walk away from Dubrovnik’s Old Town, where fantasy loving fanatics can embark on a Game of Thrones walking tour. The tour reveals the key locations used in the series with the help of an expert guide.  

Join fellow fans and learn about Dubrovnik’s history while finding out the shows on-set gossip. Wander through the fictional world of Westeros and get up close and personal with the Iron Throne. Visit the 11th-century Fort Lovrijenac (St Lawrence Fortress) and Trsteno Arboretum where much of the  iconic scenes in King’s Landing and Red Keep were filmed.

Croatia is a hot destination at the minute and is fast becoming a firm favourite among holiday-goers with a love of the Sky Atlantic drama. With a typically Mediterranean climate this up-and-coming country has a lot to offer, from beautiful secluded beaches to masses of music festivals and outstanding architecture.

So, why not take part in your own epic battle this year and visit the Bellevue in Dubrovnik.

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Game of Thrones by Stuart Thomas