Rijeka is Croatia’s third city and not as popular with tourists as Dubrovnik or Split. This makes it the perfect location for coworking and coliving while exploring the ‘real’ Croatia.
Remote workers can relax during a night out on the Korzo promenade, while away their weekends on the many clean beaches or head into the mountains to ski!
Rijeka is a laid-back seaside town where long-term and short-term visitors can escape the frantic pace of life of Europe’s bigger cities. However, Rijeka is lively all year round, not just during the tourist season and has a good nightlife.
Here are some fun facts about Rijeka:
- Fewer than 130,000 people live in Rijeka.
- Rika is the European Cultural Capital 2020 and it presented itself as a “Port of Diversity.”
- Trsat Castle with its views across the Rjecina Gorge is one of the most romantic locations in Rijeka.
- The two main roads here are both one-way streets and traffic can be a bit manic.
- Rijeka was the cradle of Croatian rock and later punk music. It once had the biggest underground nightclub in all of ex-Yugoslavia. Every summer, the city still hosts several music festivals.
- The local bura wind can be very strong here, meaning that umbrellas are quite useless in Rijeka, but there are many beaches to go windsurfing!
- Croatia’s first sanatorium was opened in Rijeka.
- Rijeka’s carnival is almost as popular as that in Venice and has been held every year since 1982.
- The Alfa Romeo Aerospider was designed here in 1937.
- Today the city also has a fun Museum for Retro Gadgets.
Remote workers will find Rijeka a very friendly and liberal city. Coliving and coworking are good ways to make local and international friends here. However, local jobs can be sparse and many local young professionals have headed out to bigger cities in search of employment.