With almost twenty new photographs I tried once again to find an answer to an old question, is it a mountain or the sea, are the evergreens or people who inhabit this rigid therein on almost vertical slopes of Biokovo mountain and just above around 6km long beach, that bring us back to Brela along with thousands of tourist who daily fill close to 10.000 beds in private and hotel rooms throughout the summer.
For many who come here from mostly elsewhere in Europe, some as pilgrims every year for many decades now, this is the place where all of the problems of everyday life will disperse in the light breeze, with sounds of crickets and in the crystal clear waves of the Adriatic sea.
Someone may say “location, location, location“, what may be right as already described, but we have to add to it islands of Brac and Hvar that are daily provoking you to take a day trip with one of the organized tours (among others that blue boat featured on one of our photos), then just south on the same beach, lively town of Baska Voda with it’s own charms and of course Makarska as the largest center on the riviera.
Just north from Brela is located city of Omis and then Split, the largest city in Dalmatia, dating back to Roman empire when, in the 4th ct., was build still today preserved Diocletian’s Palace.
Split, besides being connected with the rest of Europe via modern highway (our video taped in 2005) and by air, has also direct ferry connection to many of Croatian islands, including mentioned Brac and Hvar islands, as well as to Ancona on the other side of Adriatic, in Italy (map).
Brela photo gallery
Previously featured; Brela photo gallery
Previously featured; Brela video
Near by; Diocletian’s Palace, Split
Near by; Islands of Brac and Hvar
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