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    Buy local products from the locals.

    by cachaseiro Updated Jun 3, 2012

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    In Croatia you often see people selling locally made products by the side of the street from small stalls.
    This is often farming products like cheese and honey, but locally made alcohol is common too.
    I personally love buying from the ladies by the side of the road and i also think it´s a good way to support the local economy.

    What to buy: Cheese, honey and grappa can often be bought by the side of the road.

    What to pay: Prices there are very flexible and you can mostly haggle the price down if you like that.

    Croatian lady selling cheese and honey.
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    by tashka Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Did you know that Croatia is the motherland of ties?
    Yes! Ties were invented here, in Croatia!
    So you better buy a Croatian tie for yourself or as a present to a friend. There is a special Croata shop in Split selling Croatian ties, there are even ladies' ties there!

    What to buy: Ties

    What to pay: about $50

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    Various: Croatian wines

    by matcrazy1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Don't forget to taste delicious Croatian wines in a restaurant and then to buy it (if you like wine).
    You can buy them in each grocery, supermarket, wine store and even at petrol stations.
    The culture of winemaking has been known on Croatian soil since Roman invasion. In the medieval times winemaking has become an important, and in some parts of the country, the only source of income for the people of Croatia.
    Croatian-English dictionary on wine labels:
    Bijelo vino = White wine
    Pjenusavo vino = Sparkling wine
    Crno vino(not in use today) = Red wine
    Crveno vino = Red wine
    Cuveno vino = Selected wine
    Desertno vino = Dessert wine
    Geografsko porijeklo = Geographical origin
    Kvalitetno vino = Quality wine
    Polusuho = Medium-dry
    Prirodno = Natural
    Proizvedeno u ... = Produced at ...
    Punjeno u ... = Bottled at ...
    Ruzica vino(not in use today) = Rose wine
    Slatko = Sweet
    Stolno vino = Table wine
    Suho = Dry
    Visoko kvalitetno = High quality

    What to buy: Personally I liked Istrian MERLOT and KASTELET.
    Some of the best ones are KASTELET (especially 1996 and 1997), Plavac and Babic. All of these are from Dalmatia and are especially good with fish and meat dishes, best served at room temp.

    What to pay: Buy where the locals do (supermarkets and bigger stores) - avoid quite expensive a little grocery stores close to your hotel and petrol stations.

    KASTELET  RED  WINE (pic from the net)

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    all over Croaita: Lavender Bags of Croatia

    by Arkeolog Written Apr 16, 2009

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    Lavender bags are very popular in Croaita. I saw lots of lavender bags in different cities even small towns. Croatians made little bags or tiny cushions made of laces for lavender seeds. It smells good. Actually I bought plenty of lavender bags as gift to family & friends. Alsý i should say that bags are very attractive for photographers by their colours.

    Lavender Bags of Croatia

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    Pula open air market: Honey of Istria-Pula

    by Arkeolog Written Apr 16, 2009

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    There is an open air market at downtown of Pula. You can buy vegetable, fruit, flowers, cheese, olve and honey. Among these honey is very tasty. Pula honey is completely natural and no atificials in it. In Croatian honey is "med".

    What to buy: honey


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    Pedestrian street and Galleries under the palace.: Choral and art.

    by JAVATO Written May 4, 2008

    At the end of the pedestrian street there are a lot of good women's clothes shops and there is the shopping center.
    In the old town there are small shop for souvenirs and good jewelry.
    Under the Diocleciano's palace there are a big gallery with local art (draws and engravings), jewerly and souvenirs. It's opend till ten o'clock at night.

    What to buy: Choral jewerly is cheaper than the rest of Europe and really good.
    Local artist are really good and there are several art galleries with good prices.

    What to pay: It's not expensive.

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    Local markets

    by SirRichard Written Jan 7, 2008

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    If you like street markets, you can find a few in Croatia, like this one in Zagreb, in a square named Dolac, in the city centre. There were mainly fruits and veggies but also flowers, some local craft and food vendors.

    Market in Zagreb
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    Anywhere: Woman-tip: buy Shoes there!

    by Renteboy Written Aug 15, 2006

    We saw in Split many shoe-stores, with very acceptable prices (that is what my girlfriend told me ;-)) If we didn't backpacked she definitely would buy some (read multiple!)

    What to buy: Shoes!

    What to pay: Very acceptable prices

    fun fun fun in Split ;-)
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    Konzum: Big department stores

    by Renteboy Updated Aug 15, 2006

    If you want to buy cheap or have a larg offer of choice, the KONZUM is a larg department store which can be find near any larger city.

    What to buy: Food, clothes, … you name it!
    They sell "pipi" which is very funny as this is how urine is called in dutch :-) ... NO! I didn't buy it to see how it tasted like :-)

    What to pay: not to expencive

    They sell Konzum in Dubrovnik They sell
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    Markets: Fresh today

    by TheWanderingCamel Updated Aug 10, 2006

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    Don't we all love fresh markets? The colour, the smells, the buzz. Local people going about the regular daily routine. Being offered a taste of this, a sniff of that, a sliver of cheese, a oily black olive, a sweet ripe cherry.

    As you would expect, there are some great markets to check out in Croatia. The fruit and vegetables all look - and taste - so fresh - tree-ripened fruit bursting with flavour, crisp salads and crunchy vegetables. Flowers straight from the garden. Bright-eyed fish and seafood still squirming. Big rounds of home made cheese and eggs practically still warm from the nest. Home-made fresh fruit syrups and relishes.

    If you're self-catering in an apartment these are the perfect places to stock up for dinner. Otherwise content yourself with the ingredients for a picnic lunch, a fruity snack or simply fil the eye with it all.

    Smething for dinner Fruit and flowers Today's catch

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    Food and wine shops: A taste of Croatia

    by TheWanderingCamel Updated Aug 10, 2006

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    What to buy: For anyone who like to take a taste of where they've been home with them, Croatia has some great goodies to offer. You'll find some lovely speciality food and wine shops in the main centres such as Split and Dubrovnik but the local supermarkets are good hunting grounds too.

    The ubiquitous Ajvar relish can become an addiction - particularly if you can find one that is home-made rather than mass-produced. Made from roasted red peppers and aubergine with garlic and oil, and maybe some chilli, this is the flavour of Croatia in a jar.

    Paprenjak is another Croatian speciality - a biscuit flavoured with honey, walnuts and pepper, the recipe is reputed to be hundreds of years old - or perhaps you'd prefer seizis - nut coated biscuits with a strawberry jam filling.

    Olive oil from Brac, air-dried ham (prsut) - if your home bases' quarantine regulations allow it, beautiful almond nougat, sour cherry syrup (maraschino cherries originated here in Dalmatia), dried fig jam - they're all delicious.

    Dubrovnik Split
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  • Getro: Supermarket, Kastela, near Split

    by Galeretours Written Aug 7, 2006

    Sells all food / drinks, limted meat display.We were getting in provisions for 6 people/2 weeks, before leaving Kastela Marina. to sail to Dubrovnik.
    2 trolleyfuls, 150 EUR. When we tried to leave the grounds with the trolleys, were stopped by security, who wouldn't believe we intended to return them. After a couple of minutes of negociations, management provided a van + driver .... for free! Will try this at every supermarket in the neighbourhoud of a marina in future

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    Bajadera chocolate

    by Gili_S Updated Dec 13, 2005

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    Bajadera is a great chocolate I got to know already before visiting Croatia while meeting VT member diocletianvs in Cologne. Now, being in Croatia I could have as much as I wanted and of course, I bought few extra to have back at home with the delicious coffee.

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    Markets all over the place !

    by dassi Updated Jun 28, 2005

    Well this is not a shop in that sence :) This is about markets on the street. You find them all over Croatia and they sell it all ,food like fruit .meat,fish and you name it. All kind of clothes, Jewlery ,books ,antiques, souvenirs and lots more !!
    It is just fantastic to wonder around those places either just looking at the life going on in there or shop and you can both get something to eat and drink while doing so. I could not get enough of it and spent many hours just walking all over the place, specially in Split but it was the biggest one I came to.

    What to buy: In the markets i would like to buy a lot of things mostly in the food section, I loved the strawberries :)
    It is cheap to shop and you can try to talk about the price and geta good bargain out of it.

    What to pay: No limit !

    Just put wipped cream on top an start eating :)
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    True Authentic Taste

    by KristaB Written Sep 26, 2004

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    Sad but true - less and less small farmers manage to survive from their farms if they don't switch to mass production with pesticides and fertilizers. That's why I have special admiration for those who still endure and offer their products like the man on this picture.

    There are tons and tons of huge cheap watermelons available, but they don't taste so good, so I was very happy to find this farmer and have a chat with him while I was buying sweet aromatic watermelon.

    Local farmer sellng homemade products

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