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Published on : Monday, August 14, 2017
And the most suffered place in Croatia is island of Hvar. Here most of the European come, but are not “well behaved”. The tourists keep their shirts on the roads, did the nuisances and vomit outsides.
Hvar Island has the permanent population of about 11,000. The Mayor of Havar and other residents say those glittering guests have recently been nudged aside by party boats, all-night clubs and hostels full of wobbly backpackers, changing the character of the island.
The tourists were responsible for an estimated 700,000 overnight stays on Hvar last year, plus another 200,000 day trips, putting millions into the local economy on a wave of tourism that has been growing from 7 to 10 percent each of the last five years. The first seven months of 2017 showed a 20 percent increase in visitor arrivals over the same period last year and a 10 percent increase in overnight stays.
He also stated that Hvar it’s losing its moral values due to the eruption of irresponsible tourists. The town becomes a swarm of public drunkenness, partial nudity and endless din late into the night. He also stated that 8 years ago Havar has the art galleries, but now are filled with bars.
There is still high-end tourism as well. In the next year, three hotels are scheduled to open on Hvar — all five-star resorts, the island’s first. The events like Ultra Europe, a music festival in nearby Split that holds its “after parties” on Hvar, keeps the archipelago teeming through the hot months.
He further stressed to make the island clean and beautiful to all the tourists.