5 Top EU Cities To Work As A Digital Nomad Or Remote Worker

5 Top EU Cities To Work As A Digital Nomad Or A Remote Worker

The pandemic prompted us to invent new ways of working with astonishing speed and flexibility, with remote work becoming the new normal. This demonstrated that in a globalized environment, workers may be productive regardless of their location thanks to a plethora of digital tools.

Here is a curated list of the greatest European destinations for digital nomads and remote workers, as well as reasons why you should consider visiting (or working! ) from some of these locations.

Porto, Portugal

A temporary resident visa, which allows the holder to remain in the country for more than one year, is available to freelancers and business owners. It can be extended and can also serve as a means of obtaining permanent residency.

But it’s not just in mainland Portugal. The local government of Madeira has launched the Madeira Digital Nomads initiative, which allows workers to live in the Nomad Village in Ponta do Sol.

Among destinations, Lisbon is the obvious choice, but also consider Porto. This northern city is modest but charming and has a lower cost of living than comparable European cities like Dublin or Berlin.

Portugal ranks 17th among countries with the fastest Internet access, so you can get on with your work undisturbed.

Prague, Czechia

The Czech Republic offers a “trade license” that is a bit more difficult to apply for than a visa for digital nomads. It can take up to four months to obtain it in person at a Czech embassy or consulate.

It’s great to work from here because EU citizens can work remotely without a formal visa, and its central location makes it easy to travel to other EU countries like Germany, Poland, and Austria.

Prague is an ideal destination for English speakers because it is a major tourist destination.

The nation is implementing its National Plan for the Development of Very High Capacity Networks, which was authorized in March 2021, to improve connectivity.

Athens, Greece

Athens, Greece

Visas for digital nomads are available. You must prove sufficient financial resources, which is equivalent to €3,500 per month.

Although prices vary, mainland Greece is generally cheaper than the islands, where rent, food and fuel are more expensive. 

The cost of living is also about 30% lower than in other European countries.

Impact Hub and Vios Co-Working are just two of the many co-working spaces in Athens. The proximity to amazing cultural attractions, the wonderful weather during much of the year, and the affordable prices are all major appeals.

Tallinn, Estonia


Foreign nationals can work in the country for up to one year on a digital nomad visa for their own foreign-registered business or in a remote job for a foreign employer.

Rent, food and transportation are cheaper than in many other European countries, and it is a safe place to live.

In addition, Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is increasingly becoming a tech hub, making it an ideal location for remote tech professionals.

According to the Freedom on the Net Index 2018, Estonia, along with Iceland, has the best free and open internet access in the world.

Split, Croatia

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Regarding the digital nomad visa, Croatia requires, among other things, proof of remote employment, sufficient annual income, health insurance, background checks for security, and a rental agreement.

Working from here is a good idea because Croatian visa holders are allowed to bring their family members.

Among the places to go, you can think of Zagreb, the country’s capital, or perhaps the charming city of Dubrovnik, but Split is also an option. Due to the city’s thriving tourism industry, there are also many hotels and dining options.

Most urban locations in Croatia have good WiFi coverage, and speeds are fast.