The State Inspectorate recently intensified its efforts in Dalmatia, resulting in the closure of an unregistered catering facility with bungalows in Primošten. The facility, named Azalea Wine and Olive Hill, 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’s service for catering, tourism services, and residence/tourist tax of the Regional Office in Split. The inspection found that the facility was conducting unregistered activities without proper legal documentation.
As a result of the inspection, an oral decision was issued by the State Inspectorate banning the activities at Azalea Wine and Olive Hill on October 18, 2023. Additionally, an indictment was filed with the Municipal Misdemeanor Court in Šibenik for property benefits acquired through illegal means for 2022 and 2023. The company owner of Azalea Wine and Olive Hill is registered as SPRING HARVEST doo, with a Swedish citizen as its owner.
The Mayor of Primošten, Stipe Petrina, expressed lack of knowledge regarding the case but acknowledged that if there are findings made by authorities that something cannot operate legally according to Morski portal regulations. Despite being previously highly rated on Booking.com, Azalea Wine and Olive Hill is currently unable to receive reservations on their website due to their illegal status.