Split is Croatia’s second city and located on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea. Digital nomads exploring Croatia from this coworking and coliving base will appreciate how walkable the city is. Visitors can get anywhere in the city in under an hour.
From Split, long-term and short-term visitors can also enjoy trips out to the many islands and hidden beaches.
Here are some fun facts about Split:
- About 250,000 people live in Split.
- The city was founded as a Greek colony in the 3rd of 2nd century BC.
- The city is named after the yellow flowers of the Spanish broom plant.
- Diocletian had his sprawling Roman palace built here in the early 4th century AD and it is a must-see for all visitors to Split.
- Aside from tourism, shipbuilding, food, plastics, textiles and paper mills are an important part of the local economy.
- Split has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1979 and is also a literary center in Croatia.
- The Croatian National Theatre has its home in Split and the beautiful yellow building was built in 1893.
- Split is very sporty and the locals like to call it “the sportiest city in the world”.
- Croatia's second-biggest university is here, and with its 25,000 students, the nightlife in Split is always lively.
- Marjan Hill is steep and covered in cypress and pine trees. One side of it is dedicated to an old Jewish cemetery.
- Klis Fortress is one of several Croatian locations that featured in the Game of Thrones series.
- Just an hour outside Split, visitors can enjoy a day trip to the Krka National Park to see its 17 waterfalls and green naturals pools.
- The Cathedral of Saint Domnius is thought to be the oldest Catholic cathedral in the world that has been in use since the 7th century.
With 6 UNESCO World Heritage sites within easy reach from Split, the city is perfect for remote workers looking to explore culture as well as nature, beaches and nightlife from this coliving and coworking hub.