This town rich in history was mentioned by Emperor Constantine Porphyrogenitus for the first time in as early as 950 AD. Owing to its unique position and pleasant Mediterranean climate in addition to its widely famous local hospitality, this town became a leading tourist destination for summer holidays on the Adriatic in the mid-twentieth century. The year 1932 is deemed as the beginning of organised tourism in Brela, when Czech entrepreneur Maša Chmelikova from Prague opened the Soline Boarding House and started offering accommodation services to Brela’s first visitors. Other locals soon followed suit, opening boarding houses in their family homes. Not long after that, hotels begun being built and this raised the standards of hotel accommodation in Dalmatia. For more than half a century, the natural beauty of Brela has been attracting visitors from all over the world. They keep coming back to enjoy the sun, the sea, the hospitality of the locals, the top-quality service and vast gastronomic selection, which makes Brela one of the most famous summer holiday destinations in Croatia. Brela is famous for the Brela Rock and the Punta Rata beach, the hallmarks of this quiet Dalmatian resort.