Mingle On Matejuska wharf in Split – Only a few steps away from the tourist-choked Riva embankment, for centuries Split fishermen have kept their boats in a small cove known as Matejuška. They still do so today. The only difference is that the string of wave breaking rocks around Matejuška has become a hang-out for twentysomethings, local and tourist, who meet up over drinks and maybe a strumming guitar or two. It’s an easy way and cheap way to have fun: pop into the Mali Dućan store opposite, open its fridge with the largest selection of beers in town, buy a couple of beers, find your spot, gaze out at the sea and chat to the people around you. Matejuška is basically the starting point for any night out, a place where new acquaintances are struck up, just as the fishermen are tidying up their nets and preparing for the next day.
The last few years it has become a very popular hang-out spot for Split youth, but also for their new friends of the same age coming from all over the world. It is an easy way to have fun; drop into some store, buy a few beers or a bottle of wine, and just hang around, talk, or just sit enjoying the view and company.
For those who get hungry, there are a few very popular restaurants around, like trattoria Fife, known for its domestic and simple food, and one of Split’s favourites according to Trip Advisor users.