The Croatian island of Hvar is a well known tourist destination, which has been luring the rich and famous. However, the island seems to be unable to find a solution for recent awful behaviour of rude tourists who visit Croatia's Saint Tropez.
Therefore, Hvar's fight with rude tourists has attracted the attention of world media. One of them is the popular New York Times, which recently published an article on Hvar titled ''The Croatian island wants tourists who don't behave badly''.
''The bucolic island of Hvar has a new, slightly threatening message to welcome this year’s tourist throng: Behave, or else’’, wrote the New York Times. It also added that posters on public displays warn tourists to wear clothes while in the town or they risk a fine of 500 Euros.
‘’No drinking, eating or sleeping in public spaces (700 Euros, about $825). Similar messages are embedded in the informational video shown on the ferry from the mainland, and featured in leaflets distributed along the pier’’, continues the New York Times.
The newspaper also added that Hvar looks nice during the day; however, in late night hours the town becomes an exhibition of public drunkenness, partial nudity and endless noise.
“We are genetically disposed to tourism,” said Riki Novak, the mayor of the island’s main town, also called Hvar. “But this party tourism is not something that we asked for. It’s not something we wanted.”