It looks as though dozens of foreign tourists have found a way to holiday for free in Croatia this summer.
Several cars of Austrian and Italian registration plates have been seen parked around the local beaches of Zadar for a month, says a reader of Index.hr on August 7, 2017.
Regardless of the signs that read motorhomes and tents are prohibited, a group of foreign tourists have found a way to spend their summer vacation on the Adriatic sea, free of charge.
But how, you might ask? They have parked their cars in the shade, placing hammocks and sleeping bags between the trees in the woods.
The Index.hr reader reveals that the police has been informed, but nothing can be done because a violation for this offense does not exist. In other words, the tourists have not set up tents or motorhomes, therefore they are not in violation.
Tenants of the houses in the area have complained about the noise coming from the tourists. They also aren’t so happy to see tourists in the woods just outside the windows of their homes every day.
Apart from the noise they have been making day and night to disturb the neighboring homes, the tourists are said to be polluting the environment with garbage and are cooking using open fires, which is probably not the smartest move to make during fire season. The reader even said that while they were on the beach not far from where the tourists were camping, they ran into faeces.
Could these tourists have done this in their own countries or would they have been sentenced? We can’t say. But one thing we do know for certain is that this kind of “holiday” significantly cheapens Croatian tourism.
What do you think?
Translated from Index.hr. All photos by Index.hr reader.