Hvar introduces fines for debauched tourist behaviour

New mayor wants to clean up the act in popular holiday town

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The popular tourist destination of Hvar in Croatia has introduced a number of fines to stop tourists from behaving inappropriately.

The new mayor of the town is behind the launch of the fines, and hopes they will clean up the act of holidaymakers who are turning the hotspot into a "boozed up free-for-all", reports Euro News.

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The fines include a €600 payout for wandering around in your trunks or swimsuit, while men could be fined €500 for not wearing a top with their shorts. Drinking in public comes with a whopping €700 fine.

Hvar introduces fines for debauched tourist behaviour

The warnings have been placed in a number of areas around the destination and have been shared by holidaymakers.

Newly-elected mayor Rikardo Novak explained why he had taken the step to try and curb debauched behaviour from tourists.

According to the Guardian, he said: "They are vomiting in town, urinating on every corner, walking without T-shirts ... crawling around, unconscious.

"Young tourists are welcome, but they will have to learn how to behave here."

Tourism is a big industry for Croatia, with nearly 16 million people visiting last year alone.

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