The siege of Klis or Battle of Klis (Croatian: Opsada Klisa, Bitka kod Klisa, Turkish: Klise Kuşatması) was a siege of Klis Fortress in the Kingdom of Croatia within Habsburg monarchy. The siege of the fortress, which lasted for more than two decades, and the final battle near Klis in 1537, were fought as a part of the Ottoman–Habsburg wars between the defending Croatian–Habsburg forces under the leadership of Croatian feudal lord Petar Kružić, and the attacking Ottoman army under the leadership of the Ottoman general Murat-beg Tardić.
After the decisive Ottoman victory at the Battle of Krbava Field in 1493, and especially after the Battle of Mohács in 1526, the Croats continued defending themselves against the Ottoman attacks. The Ottoman conquest during the early years of the 16th century prompted the formation of the Uskoks, which were led by Croatian captain Petar Kružić, also called Prince of Klis. As a part of the Habsburg defensive system, Uskoks used the base at Klis as an important defensive position. They fought almost alone against the Ottomans, and for more than two decades defended the fortress against the Ottoman attacks.
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Mark Brzozowski | Dec 16, 2017
My favorite fortress in Croatia. You can get there by bus from split easily in under 40 mins. We went in November and it was still opened unlike some castles in November. We were there for a good 2 hours.
himmat Kaur | Nov 10, 2017
The views are absolutely spectacular. The moment you get there, you're in awe. Views from any side are amazing! This is a must must go to if you are going to split. If you are a Game of Thrones fan, you must go here- there are few scenes shot here. Some equipment was left behind (see photos) I went in early November, so I was fortunate enough not to encounter too many tourists. I highly recommend going during low tourist season. It'll give you the freedom to truly explore! The only downfall is that it's a little expensive to get in, it was 40 kunas per person to see this but it was worth it! Also use the washroom before hand, there is outdoor washrooms and they are not very clean!
Boby Stoned | Feb 21, 2018
a magical and interesting historic place to discover, also interesting for Meereen of Game Of Thrones. Davvero bello!
MELISA CHUONG | Aug 10, 2017
Views were amazing. The history of this fortress is incredibly interesting as the fortress was once a part of a Christian empire and then a part of the Ottoman empire (which was Islamic). There are interesting structures belonging to both cultures which really makes it an amazing place. It is quite far from split- a bus journey (with a not so frequent bus) is necessary however I would definitely definitely say this was the best part of my trip to split.
Asfia Fatima | Feb 7, 2018
Khaleesi s castle of mereen,worth a visit
Arianne Le masurier | May 11, 2018
Great fortress, not too big so easy to negotiate in short time. Quite rocky and uneven under foot at times so care is needed when walking around. The views from here are spectacular. There is also a very modern touchscreen exhibition on the grounds to show you what’s in the surrounding area as well as exhibits with digital displays. For only 40 Kn it’s well worth it and that’s without mentioning it was used as a location in GoT ;)
Shanon Denzine | May 6, 2018
It's a really cool fortress that leaves you wondering why someone would bother marching all the way up there to fight an imposing fortress. Game of Thrones filmed some scenes there as it's the city of Mareen. It gives a great view from above Split and the sea. Accessibility is not easy for those of limited ability as it's all stairs up to fortress.
Marko Katrancek | May 7, 2018
Beautiful view and historical overview of the region. Nice place to visit with friends and family.
Alfred Allyson Drago | Jun 4, 2018
Amazing attraction. We went on a Saturday and there were maybe 6 other people in the entire fortress in the afternoon. Bus system sucks in Split. Saturday's and Sundays - plan on taking a taxi $150 one way, you can try and negotiate that down if you'd like. Costs of the fortress are 40 kn per person. This is closed on Mondays!!!
Alex Baker | May 26, 2018
It's not usually sold as one of the main things to do or see near Split, but Klis Fortress is definitely an essential trip. It only takes 20 minutes on the bus (16, 22 or a couple of others from HNK) so we were able to do it in an afternoon. It's 40kn to get in, but worth it for the views alone. Aside from the views, the fortress itself is really interesting. It's pretty intact and open, and has a small museum with a lot of historical information about the structure and region.
Derek Miller | Jun 6, 2018
Awesome getaway from the city. We went around 1pm and it wasn't too busy. It took us about 90 minutes to explore every nook and cranny, which I would suggest to find the most interesting spots. Check out the small building toward the top for some good war history. Watch out for snakes in the grass along the walls. We saw two in different spots. Not sure if they are dangerous but they don't seem aggressive.
Josip Mobi | May 28, 2018
It is a part of ancient history. From ancient Greek and further. Never conquered, attacked many times. Especially by Turkish empire. It is like eagle nest. Yet to be discovere d by tourists. Highly recommend
Fiona mc andrew | Jul 12, 2018
Cool spot, great views. The educational history element is certainly missing.Much of the fort has been reconstructed over the centuries. Even in July there was not a lot of other tourists. Get the bus 22 from near the opera House, the timetable online is incorrect, but there is a lady at a booth that will tell you exactly went it goes. It goes less than once an hour.
Chris Charles | Jul 10, 2018
The view is awesome, but the actual fortress has got it wrong. It costs 60kn for adult entry (30 child and no family ticket), but includes no information at all and no guide. Hence it is just a walk around some old walls. 60 is fine with loads of information, otherwise it should be more like 20-30... Visitors should have some fortress interest and knowledge before turning up... (in its current state of July 2018)
Lucas Radomski | Jul 26, 2018
Awesome to see this fortress perched above the city. Was there on non-peak season and had the place to basically ourselves. Great view points, cool to see the Game of Thrones sets and the history around it is quite interesting.
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