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Bratus is a village in Split-Dalmatia (Central Dalmatia), Croatia, close to the city of Makarska. It's a small fishing and tourist village with less than 50 inhabitants outside the holiday season. Close to the main tourist hub Makarska, Bratus has managed to preserve its original atmosphere of a small fishing community.

Bratus, Croatia

Bratus is a perfect place for families and people looking for a small, calm village at the Croatian coast off the main tourist places. It is also a great base for active holidays in the Biokovo mountains.

Get in


Get by ferry, plane, train or car to Split, 50km north of Bratus. Drive along the coastal highway from Split to Makarska. Get off the main road at Krvavica, 5km before Makarska. Bratus lies below Kravica at the waterfront.

There regular regional bus connections from Split to Makarska. Get off at Kravica and walk down to Bratus in 10 min.

Get around


Best way to get around is by car. Bus lines connect with Makarska and Split.

But Makarska is accessible within a 1h walk along the shore, too. Also, after a 10-min walk north you reach Promajna, a tourist and fishing village slightly larger than Bratus with a market, grocery shops and a couple of restaurants.


  • 1 The beach. Nice small clear beach, not so overcrowded as the Promajna beach, with a couple of small restaurants, minimarket, cocktail bar, free toilets and paid showers (€0.30).



Bratus has a small, charming beach promenade with a small shop, a cafe and a restaurant.

Swimming is possible there and along the path towards Makarska. In Makarska you can visit the nice old town and harbor. Ferries leave for Brac and Hvar.

The Biokovo mountain range boasts various challenging hikes and a scenic drive all the way to the top of Sveti Jure, highest peak (1700m).




  • Konoba Bratuš. Excellent fish-restaurant, which offers several first- and extra-class fish-dishes.



There is a small beach bar "Sahara" at the south end of the promenade. For real nightlife you have to go to Makarska



There is no hotel in Bratus. Accommodation is available in private holiday apartments. Especially off season you can ask the locals about space available, but during the high season it is good to book ahead.



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