In October 2023, the State Inspectorate intensified its efforts in Dalmatia, resulting in the closure of an illegal bungalow complex in Primošten. The catering facility and bungalows were shut down by the service for catering, tourism services, and residence/tourist tax of the Regional Office in Split. The facility was situated on a hill amidst olive groves and vineyards in Primošten.
As part of the investigation, an unregistered catering facility named Azalea Wine and Olive Hill was inspected on October 4 and October 16, 2023. The facility was found to be conducting unregistered activities, providing services and accommodation without the necessary legal documentation. As a result, the State Inspectorate issued an oral decision banning the activities on October 18, 2023. Additionally, an indictment was filed with the Municipal Misdemeanor Court in Šibenik for property confiscation acquired through the offense for 2022 and 2023.
The decision on prohibition of activities was also sent to relevant authorities such as Tax Administration, Croatian Employment Service, and Center for Social Welfare. Currently, Azalea Wine and Olive Hill is unable to receive reservations on Booking due to its previous high ratings. The owner of SPRING HARVEST doo company is registered for real estate business with a Swedish citizen as its owner. However, Mayor Stipe Petrina expressed lack of knowledge about the case but acknowledged that if something was found illegally then it could not operate legally according to Morski portal’s report.