the croatian currency is kuna and to keep it simple, I divided all the prices by 7 for usd. souvenirs were relatively cheap and I came back with just the right amount of treats!
I love coffee table books and after visiting dubrovnik, I am so intrigued with its history. although I didn’t buy a book during my visit, I’m picking this one up on amazon.
3. licitar hearts
without a doubt, this is the most recognized croatian souvenir. licitar hearts date back to the 16th century and were once a more prized gift than a bouquet of roses. the original licitar heart took more than a month to make. I am quite obsessed with these unique beauties and I even used them as a part of my valentine’s day decor. I can’t wait to put these on my christmas tree every year.
4. maraschino liquor
this was a souvenir that I bought without a plan. I knew it was a croatian specialty and figured I would find a use once I made it back home – which of course, was easy. I’ll be whipping up a manhattan in no time, along with plenty of other cocktails.
5. croatian wine
I had no clue that croatian wine was so good. my hotel bar sold bottles of wine for $10 and they were absolutely drinkable and smooth. I ended up accidentally buying a few bottles that were way pricier but I know they will be fantastic given how good the $10 bottles were. let’s just say I am now keeping a eye out for croatian wine on the american wine lists. very impressive.