Brela is the first town you approach in the Makarska Riviera when travelling down the coast from Split. It is a lovely town which has long stretches of pebble beaches and crops of pine trees, and is much quieter than Makarska. For these reasons, it’s a popular holiday resort (especially suitable for family holidays) for those looking for a a relaxing type of getaway.

In 2003, Forbes magazine voted the beach at Brela one of the top 20 beaches in the world!


Kamen Brela

Getting to Brela

Split Airport is the closest airport to the town. Visit our Getting to Split section for full details on which airlines fly there from the UK and Europe.

The best way to travel from Split (assuming you aren’t taking a transfer of some sort or have a hire car) would be to take a bus from the airport to Split Bus Station and then change for another bus from here. Journey time from Split bus station is 55 minutes.

Sightseeing in Brela

Brela isn’t really a sightseeing type of place, but there’s a few items of interest here. Amongst them is the Lady of Karmen Church which was built in 1730.

Kamen Brela is a natural sight – a small rock island just off the coast, it is considered a symbol of the town.

Accommodation in Brela

See our Acccommodation in Brela section for places to stay, include hotels, apartments and private accommodation options.

General Info on Brela

Tourist Office at Trg A. Stepinca bb, Tel: 021 618 337, Fax: 021 618 337, Email:

More info at the Tourist Office website.