According to the Dubrovnik Times, filming for season three of Game of Thrones began today in Mlini, a village close to Dubrovnik. Special effects are being filmed in the waters around the city, and cameras were observed being attached to boats.
The set today was the island of Mrkan just off the coast of Cavtat. It is believed that rough sea shots were filmed as well as using a replica of a historic Dubrovnik ship in some scenes, however no actors were spotted on location today.
As previously reported, filming is expected to occur from September 27th through October 7th, with locations in the Old City of Dubrovnik and in the Trsteno Arboretum.
Ours is the Fury: After GoT failed to pick up Best Drama at the Emmys Sunday night, I’m glad to have some happier news! I’m hoping we’ll hear more in the next couple weeks about what these locations are being used for, especially the Arboretum.
UPDATE: Here is a video report of the filming beginning. It is in Croatian, but includes some footage of Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey arriving in Dubrovnik.
UPDATE 2: Here is a report from the first day of shooting with actors, with a photo gallery of them arriving on the set in costumes. They are shooting at the fort of St. Lawrence first, then moving on to the Pile gates. Even more photos here!