The State Inspectorate recently intensified its efforts in Dalmatia, resulting in the closure of an illegal bungalow facility in Primošten at the end of October. The unregistered catering facility, named Azalea Wine and Olive Hill, was shut down by the service for catering, tourism services, and residence/tourist tax of the Regional Office in Split. The facility was located on a hill amidst olive groves and vineyards in Primošten.
On October 4 and October 16, 2023, the facility was inspected by the State Inspectorate and found to be conducting unregistered activities, providing services and accommodation without the necessary legal documentation. As a result of this discovery, an oral decision was issued banning the activities and a written dispatch of the decision was delivered to the party on October 18, 2023. An indictment was also filed with the Municipal Misdemeanor Court in Šibenik for confiscation of property benefits acquired through the offense for 2022 and 2023.
The owner of SPRING HARVEST doo, registered for real estate business, is a Swedish citizen. However, Mayor Stipe Petrina from Primošten expressed lack of knowledge regarding the case but acknowledged that if anything is found illegal according to Morski.hr portal then it cannot operate legally under Croatian laws. The previously highly rated Azalea Wine and Olive Hill is currently unable to receive reservations on their website due to this closure.