Plan your Travels to Klis
Magnificent Klis Fortress, once home to several Croatian Kings is an easy trip from Split. The medieval fortress situated above the village of Klis, lies in the Dalmatia region of Croatia. If you arrive in Split, Sibenik, Trogir, or some nearby place, it’s worth visiting the Klis fortress, an amazing fortification building located in the village Klis. Klis fortress is one of the most prominent fortification buildings in Croatia, with an imposing history dating back to the period before the new era.
Like a silent witness to centuries-old history on a stone cliff overlooking Split, the medieval Klis Fort, one of the most beautiful fortifications in Croatia, proudly stands. With a long history, this strongest Dalmatian fort has been a centre for the first Croatian rulers, noble families and royal protection, and it has also been a place where heroes fought and died defending its walls. This fort has been a symbol of Croatian resistance against Turkish invasion and those glory days are preserved to this day in a form of historical spectacles and “Kliški uskoci” unit.
Due to its location, the fortress served as a major source of defense in Dalmatia, especially against Ottoman. The fortress is one of the most outstanding fortresses in Croatia and is not to be missed when in Split. Another interesting thing about this location is that some scenes from TV series Game of thrones were shot here. If you are a Game of Thrones fan this is a must.
Trip to Klis FAQs
When to visit Klis
You can visit Klis fortress all year around. In summer, time your visit for the morning. It gets scorching hot up there and there’s little shade. At the time of writing, opening hours are every day from from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM. Check up to date times before your visit.
Is Klis Fortress worth visiting?
Absolutely! Whether you are a Game of Thrones fan or not, you will thoroughly enjoy your visit. We found the location, history and views totally worth the ticket price. There are informative plaques and exhibits to explain the extensive period of history, so a self-guided tour works well. Plus, those views are stunning!
Matilda Your Croatia Expert
Klis fortress entrance fee
Klis fortress tickets are priced at 75 Kuna (adults) and 20 kuna (Child) as of 2023, and are purchased from the ticket booth at the entrance. Your ticket price includes:
- a self-guided tour of the fortress
- a visit to the Interpretation Centre at Mejdan Square
- entry to Stella Croatica, which includes the Olive Museum and is located 6 minutes away at Mihovilovici 21A, 21231 Klis.
How long should you allow for your trip?
We recommend 1-2 hours for your visit, which can be combined with a trip to view the Roman ruins of Salona, just outside Solin. Part of an archaeological park, the ruins are extensive, and include an Amphitheatre at the northwestern end of the park or visit Ethno village Stella Croatica.
After visiting the fortress, you can visit two additional places which are included in the ticket. The first one is the interpretation centre located a few meters away from the parking, just near the coffee bar. It features a video projection which lasts about 10 minutes and demonstrates the most important details in the history of the fortress. Stella Croatica is ethno park located 3 kilometres away from the fortress. There you can see, feel and taste the tradition of the Dalmatian hinterland.