Thanks to a notice posted in a Croatian publication, a new shooting location for Game of Thrones season 5 has been discovered.
Kaštel Gomilica, a town just outside of Split, will serve as the newest filming site, according to Split.com.hr.
The notice was posted in the local news to inform residents that there will be a “controlled burning of small materials” on August 14th on the land along the Bay of Kaštela, opposite the Kaštilac fortress. The incineration will serve as clean-up to prepare the coast for Game of Thrones.
The Kaštel Gomilica shooting dates are not known at this time. However, with Sibenik filming set for Sept. 18th-23rd, and Dubrovnik filming confirmed for late September through mid-October, it seems likely that Kaštel Gomilica will see Game of Thrones‘s crews before the other cities.
It’s not known at this time what purpose this new location will serve. In previous seasons, the Split region has largely served as home to Daenerys Targaryen, with Emilia Clarke filming in Diocletian’s Palace, and nearby at the Klis Fortress and at the Zrnovnica quarry.
Sue the Fury: My first thought for this area is Braavos, with the waterfronts. Anyplace near sandy shores could stand in for parts of Dorne, but the photos of the town, the buildings and the marinas, seem like a great fit for Arya’s storyline.