There’s an olive shop called Dido (dee-do), hidden in the little street behind Grikula. It nurtures the clean olive oil by keeping it in wood logs as one would put their baby in a crib. The oil received a lot of gold medals at competitions and its cribs have often been chosen as the best souvenir in olive production. Come and try it!
But, the point of visiting Dido’s little gallery isn’t the olive oil – it’s the olive wood and everything that can be made out of it. Fancy some wooden eyeglasses or perhaps a comb? If you really want a unique gift and not one of those “made in China, bought in Croatia” presents, then this is the place.
Dido makes bags, toys, he restores old furniture, and much much more!
Their newest handmade piece is a completely restored/reconstructed German hiking backpack from the 60s.
The base of the “heart” of the backpack was retained, while the old textile was completely replaced with leather, which was completely hand-sewn with a double stitch. The outer part of the backpack has details made of the olive wood called Oblica from the island of Brač.
See more about this lovely gallery on their official Facebook page!