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Croatia Shopping

Galerija Aloha
Hvar Town , Hvar
Croatia 21450
Tel: 385 21 743 067

This gallery of local artists and craftsmen, located on the water in Hvar Town, is filled with oil paintings of pastoral island scenes, handmade ceramic vases, and carved wood storage boxes striking enough to use as display pieces. Aloha's most popular items are the rough-hewn models of old Dalmatian sailing ships—inspired by the full-sized vessels anchored just a few feet away.

Open daily 10 am to 1 pm and 5 to 10 pm.

Moje Tezoro
13 Između Polača
Croatia 20000
Tel: 385 20 323 523

You never know what you'll uncover at Moje Tezoro, a small storehouse of delicate bric-a-brac, antiques, and objets d'art. Treasures include gold necklaces decorated with coral, rare Matisse lithographs, Byzantine icons from Serbia, and centuries-old wooden statues of dancing pashas.

Ronchi Hat Salon
2 Lučarica
Croatia 20000
Tel: 385 20 323 699

This 150-year-old shop was first opened by a Milanese milliner and is now the domain of Croatian designer Marina Grabovac. Her beach hats, cloches, and berets are crafted by hand from straw and cotton right in the shop; their clean, elegant lines are a clear nod to the shop's Italian past. Ronchi's prices range from $30 to $189, but the extra shade is priceless when the sun heats up Banje Beach.

Vina Miličić
2 Od Sigurate
Croatia 20000
Tel: 385 20 321 777

The Dubrovnik area's many high-quality vineyards have led to its reputation as the Adriatic equivalent of the Golden State. Vina Milicic, just off Stradun, has an encyclopedic array of the region's best vintages, including the 2000 Milicic Dingac Barrique, a spicy, stocky red that echoes the very best California zinfandels. The shop also sells delicacies like truffle paste, extra-virgin olive oil, and local honey.

Zlatarna Peristil
6 Krešimirova
Croatia 21000
Tel: 385 21 339 201

Located on the lone boutique street in Diocletian's Palace (and just around the corner from the Peristil Square), this extensive jewelry store sells eye-catching modern bijoux from designers like Germany's Georg Bunz. The real treasures, though, are the classic styles made by local artisans: intricately woven silver bracelets and chokers in traditional arabesques, turquoise and emerald rings, and cascading necklaces of red Adriatic coral.

Open Mondays through Saturdays 8 am to 8:30 pm.

Information may have changed since the date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.