From Winnetou to Game of Thrones: A Case for Filming in Croatia (video)

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Here’s a funny thing to think about: even if you’ve never been to Croatia, you’ve probably taken a short sightseeing tour at one point of your life just by sitting in front of a TV screen.

In the last couple of decades, many international film production companies have decided for Croatia to be their filming location. You’ve surely heard about the most recent example: the massively popular TV series ‘Game of Thrones’ has been filmed on the Adriatic coast for years now. Dubrovnik, Lokrum island, Diocletian’s palace in Split, the fortress in Klis… numerous historical sites played a significant role in creating the wondrous fantasy world that hundreds of thousands of viewers around the world became invested in. This especially applies to Dubrovnik, where multiple filming locations in the Pearl of the Adriatic got united in themed guided tours that proved to be an instant hit. Apart from GoT, you’ll be able to see a couple of snippets of Dubrovnik in the upcoming sequel to the Star Wars saga, The Last Jedi, that’s about to hit the movie theatres in December.

The film world’s love for Croatian destinations goes beyond the coast… and further back in history. The classic western ‘Winnetou’ (1963) was filmed in the canyons of Cetina and Zrmanja rivers, as well as in Lika and Grobničko polje; the continental locations proved perfect for creating a convincing Wild-West atmosphere. The cult drama ‘Sophie’s Choice’ featuring Meryl Streep was filmed in Zagreb, as well as the 1962 classic ‘The Trial’ directed by the legendary Orson Welles.

Produced and directed by Spomenka Saraga, the following video clearly shows why any motion picture studio looking for filming locations should opt for Croatia. In little more over 4 minutes, the stunning footage makes a convincing case for our country; you’ll see breathtaking shots of both the Adriatic and continental Croatia, a versatile ensemble of mesmerising scenery that’s sure to grab the attention of every film lover around the world.

Take a look at the video below:


Croatia location for filming from SPOMENKA SARAGA on Vimeo.


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