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Brela

Brela, Croatia

Combination of mountain and sea, pine forest and pebble beaches, hotels and apartments - that is Brela. Source: adriatic-ferien.info

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Brela is the first tourist resort of Makarska Riviera on the road from Split to Makarska. It consists of Gornja Brela (upper - village) and Donja Brela (lower - by the sea). Situated beneath the Biokovo Nature Park, it is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Croatia, and Europe. This is primarily due to its natural beauty and its century old tourism tradition. Entire Makarska Riviera is the combination of agricultural and fishing life with modern times. This is reflected in numerous hamlets, churches and roads with historical sites that are combined with the presence of large hotels, villas
Brela, Croatia

The photo that circled the globe: Brela Rock has become the symbol of Brela, and is part of the pebble beach. Source: skitaj.com

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and numerous apartments. The apartments have all but erased the borderline between Brela and Baska Voda. Save for cultural and historical sites, recreational athletes will also find numerous natural sites that are worth visiting: Suplja stina - Biokovsko oko (Hollow Rock - Biokovo Eye), Bukovac Peak (at 1290m), Zmajevaca Cave (162m deep), Pozjata Cave, and divers will find Vruja very interesting as it is the place where steep cliffs dive down as deep as 100m into the sea. Brela was first mentioned in the year 950 as Berulia (Greek: Beroyllia) and its current name was first recorded in the
Brela, Croatia

Bluesun Hotel Berulia with hotels Soline, Maestral, Marina, Sunceva Postelja and others nearby. Source: mazdaclub.ua

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17th century. In the past, its patron was Silvan - the Illyrian-Roman God of flora and fauna, while today the patron saint of Brela is St. Stephen, a martyr after whom the parish church in Donja Brela was named. Today, Brela counts approximately 1800 inhabitants who are dedicated to tourism as their primary activity, fishing, vine and olive growing. Brela has three famous pebble beaches that were awarded the prestigious international Blue Ribbon award for clear sea and environment: Dugi Rat, Berulia and Stomarica. In 2004, Brela beaches were included on the Forbes list of the most beautiful world beaches. Brela has a large offer of rooms, apartments and villas (some with swimming pools). Bluesun Hotel & Resorts chain also has an important role in the Brela tourist offer.

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