Brela(population 1500) is situated 15 km

north-west of Makarska, on the steep Biokovo foothills. The population there is engaged in winegrowing, olive growing, growing of marasca cherries and figs, and tourism. Brela is the springs of beauty because of its natural features: a thick pine wood descending all the way to the beautiful gravel beaches and the clear sea. It has been known as one of the most attractive tourist places in Croatia.


It is the winner of the European ecological award "Blue flag" for years 1999-2001.

There is a small marina to harbour boats and yachts. Brela was raised at the site of Roman settlements  (1st-4th century).
For the time in history, it was mentioned by Constantine Porphyrogenitus (about 950.) with the name Berulia. The today's settlement was raised in more recent times with the arrival of the population from villages at the foot of Biokovo.

In Brela, there is the church of Gospa of Karmela, a significant monument of architecture from the 18th century, and the parish church of St. Stjepan from the 19th century.