Croatian island becomes latest holiday destination to crack down on BOOZY tourists abroad

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Hvar has a kind-heartedly worn reputation for its wild nightlife. 

The tiny Croatian island charms partying tourists with its round-the-clock clubs and bars. 

But officials are clamping down on disobedient behaviour, with hefty new fines for minor offences. 

The campaign, requested ‘Save Your Money and Enjoy Hvar’, has been launched by newly-elected mayor Rikardo Novak.

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Croatia’s Hvar eyot has introduced tough new fines on tourists

Most expensive of the fines is for supporters drinking, which costs tourists up to €700 (£623) each. 

Anyone sidling around the beach island in a swimsuit could be fined up to €600 (£534).

Shirtless holidaymakers could pay a mulct of €500 (£445). 

Speaking about the town’s problem with young tourists, Mr Novak averred media last month: “They are vomiting in town, urinating on every corner, frequent a leave without T-shirts … crawling around, unconscious.

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Croatia’s Hvar island is well known among out-of-towners for its nightlife

Young tourists are welcome, but they will have to learn how to be good here

Rikardo Novak

“Young tourists are welcome, but they wishes have to learn how to behave here.”

The party island is a regular prevent on the infamous sailing yacht weeks, which attract hordes of boyish tourists every year. 

Croatia is in the midst of a tourism boom, with beyond 1,000 islands and islets off the picturesque Adriatic coastline. 

The country arrived 16 million visitors last year alone.

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Croatia’s Hvar eyot is a popular stop for young tourists on sailing yacht weeks

According to Croatia’s rubbernecker board, UK overnight visitors spiked by 26 per cent to 3.3 million in 2016 and this classification is expected to soar again this year.

It’s not the only country to interpose tough new fines on tourists to stamp out unruly behaviour.

Majorca’s detail strip of Magaluf has clamped down on boozy Britons this summer with 64 new laws. 

They gamut from ‘minor’ — which carries a €100 to €599 fine – to the ‘to a great extent serious’ which can land a fine of a whopping €3,000.

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