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Souvenirs

You don’t know what to take back from your holidays in Croatia?

Here is a list of souvenirs that will give you a little taste of Croatia once at home:

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WINE – Vino

Most famous grape varieties:

Rouge : Plavac mali, Teran
Blanc : Graševina, Malvazija, Pošip
Sucré : Prošek

 

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BRANDY – Rakija

Lozovača (grape)
Travarica (herbs)
Rogača (carob bean)
Orahovac (walnuts)

 

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LIQUEUR – Liker

Maraschino (cherries)

 

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OLIVE OIL – Maslinovo ulje

For the price count about 15 – 20 € per liter for the best olive oils that you can buy in specialised shops that usually sell as well wine.

 

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FIG JAM – Džem od smokve

There are so many fig trees in Croatia, along the coast and on the islands.

 

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POMEGRANATE TEA – Čaj od šipka

Because pomegrenate grows everywhere in Dalmatia, on the islands and on the coast.

 

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VEGETA

Vegeta is a condiment made of vegetables, salt, spices and flavour enhancers. It is very common to use it in Croatian cuisine.

 

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SMOKED HAM – Pršut

Choose a smoked ham from Dalmatia or Istria.

 

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SHEEP CHEESE – Paški sir

The most famous Croatian cheese is called Paški sir, it is a sheep cheese from the island of Pag.

 

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KULEN

It is a spicy sausage that could be compared to the Spanish Chorizo. This is a speciality from the Croatian region called Slavonia.

 

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AJVAR

Ajvar is a type of relish, made principally from red bell peppers, eggplant and garlic. It is usually served with grilled meat.

 

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A SOCCER DRESS

You will find dresses of Croatian soccer team as well as caps and scarfs on markets and in souvenirs shops.

 

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A DALMATIAN 🙂

Even if nobody really knows why, this famous dog did receive his name from the Croatian region Dalmatia.

 

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A ‘PENKALA’

Mechanical pencil with internal reservoir of liquid ink invented by the Croatian Slavoljub Penkala in 1907.

 

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A TIE – Kravata

Yes Croatian did invent the tie. The most famous brand is called Croata. You will find their shops in biggest towns in Croatia. Read more at: Facts about Croatia.

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Post by: Delphine Pavlak

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