Duped Tourists Pay Over 6000 Euros for Nonexistent Villa on Hvar

Lauren Simmonds

An awful story has found itself on the social networking platform Twitter after a tourist spoke of their horror after having paid over 6,000 euros to rent a villa on the gorgeous island of Hvar, only to arrive there and be greeted with nothing else but a dirt road and some trucks.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 20th of August, 2019, ”Here, we arrived at the villa on August the 18th and it turned out to be all a hoax. We have nowhere to stay. We also called the booking agent, he told us it wasn’t his problem that we would have to sleep outside now,” tourist Julie wrote on Twitter.

As 24sata reports, she claims that, together with a group of friends with whom she rented a villa on the island of Hvar for 6,420 euros, someone had cheated her out of it all. The villa didn’t even exist. When they arrived at the destination on Hvar where the ten villas were allegedly supposed to be, they were greeted by a dirt road, several trucks, and some excavators.

From an entire villa that they paid a large amount of money for, Julie and this extremely unfortunate group of tourists didn’t even get as much as the letter V.

”Nobody wanted to help us. We learned from some of the neighbours near the construction site that there had been more cases like this. We called the customer service, they offered us a refund within ten days or to book another accommodation, but at our expense,” Julie wrote.

This awful situation is unfortunately not entirely uncommon and has happened several times in Croatia as well as in other countries across the globe. 

Read Julie’s original Tweets and watch the video she uploaded of what she was greeted with instead of a beautiful Hvar villa here.

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