As the center of riviera and of the coastal area, is rich with the cultural sights: the city square with St. Mark's cathedral and Franciscan monastery with the well-equipped malacological museum..
At the very entrance to Makarska there is the Vepric shrine devoted to Our Lady of Lourdes, established in 1908 by the bishop dr. Juraj Carić (1867-1921), who is also buried there. The natural cave and the entire landscape with hills, vegetation and streams among them is very much alike the Lourdes Sanctuary. This shrine is well visited during the entire year; the main pilgrimage days are: 11 February, 25 March, 15 August, and 7 and 8 September.
The town of classical Roman, old-Croatian, Romanesque, and Renaissance architecture. Well-known for sport and shipbuilding industry. Situated 45 kilometers from Brela. A half-day or one-day excursions by boat or bus.
Trogir is the best preserved medieval town on the east part of the Adriatic Sea. Inscribed on the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO (list of the world most important rarity. (distance cca. 60 km).
Island of Hvar lies on 15 nautical miles opposite Brela. The town of Hvar is the biggest resort on the island, rich in Romanesque and Renaissance buildings, as well as in Mediterranean spirit. It is named Croatian Madeira. The town of Jelsa, the second biggest on the island, is famous for its Dalmatian wines. One-day excursions.
Imotski is the medieval town situated in the hinterland of Brela (mountain Biokovo), next to the rich fertile valley (Imotsko polje) with well maintained vineyards. Famous for Modro Jezero (The Blue lake) and Crveno Jezero (The Red lake). Situated at the distance of 40 kilometers from Brela, it offers completely different mood form the area on the coast. Half-day excursions by bus.
Dubrovnik is a Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and baroque town – all in one, the pearl of the Adriatic Sea. Situated in the southest part of Croatia, 180 kilometers from Brela.
Međugorje is the world famous sanctuary. Distance from Brela: only 70 kilometers. Tourist staying in Brela are highly recommended a half-day or one-day excursion by bus, while the pilgrims to Međugorje are recommended to stop in Brela.
Omiš is the medieval town, situated on the coast and in the picturesque canyon of river Cetina, only 20 kilometers from Brela. Five kilometers from it, along the canyon of Cetina, you will find "Radmanove Mlinice", the vacation area, famous for the bread made under the iron pan and fresh trout’s.
Take a journey to discover the Biokovo Natural Park. You will be amazed by the numerous panoramic viewpoints from which the most beautiful views over the adjacent villages at the foot of the mountain and over islands. It is advisable that you go exploring in organized groups with a professional guide. Individual hiking is also possible. A map of the hiking trails can be requested from the Brela Tourist Board. There are numerous rare and endangered herbs in the Biokovo Natural Park so you are kindly asked not to pick or destroy them or their habitat. You should also not frighten or kill any of the animals and take care not to damage their habitats. Free climbers can find additional information at the Brela Tourist Board office regarding climbing directions but they use them at their own risk.
For centuries situated on the crossroads of different civilizations. Each of them has weaved into it a part of its particularities.
Rafting and Canyoning are adventures that last for only 3-4 hours, but you talk about them for years. Many tourists, amazed by the beauty of the river Cetina and adrenaline caused by rafting and canoeing, come back to this adventure as soon as they have some free time.
Fish picnic is an excursion for those who like the sea, its beauty and the typical Dalmatian atmosphere: sun-bathing, swimming, singing, good local wine, and fresh roast fish.
The river Krka and its 7 waterfalls create a natural and rocky soil phenomenon with the total fall of 242 meters. Krka became Nature park in 1985 and it is the 7th Nature park in Croatia. It is famous for numerous lakes and waterfalls. (cca. 125 km).
Island of Korčula abounds in nature beauties of particular attractions, worth visiting. In the vicinity of the town Korčula there is archipelago of around twenty uninhabited small islands overgrown with thick underbrush.
The most eminent and the most visited of all eight nature parks in Croatia. They are the only natural heritage in Croatia inscribed in 1979 on the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, among the first in the world, (cca. 290 km).
The largest of the Dalmatian islands. It is 40 km long with a total surface area of 395 km2. We can distinguish two areas here: the lower coastal part around the island and the higher mountain part on which the highest mountain of the Adriatic islands ascends – Vidova gora (778 m). There are full-day excursions to a variety of places on the island.
Source: Brela Tourist Board