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How to get to the island of Brač?

Nearest island you can see from any harbor of the Makarska Riviera is the one called Brac, well known for its most beautiful beach, Zlatni rat (eng. Golden Horn). You probably have a desire to visit this beautiful fairytale island and we will guide you trough that adventure. Here are some tips on how to reach Brac.

You can reach the island by sea or air. Brac has its own small airport, situated in the middle of the island. More and more flights are introduced each year, and all the necessary information you may find on the airport’s website. Island of Brac has a direct connection with Austria, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Italy, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Slovenia, and of course Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. The closest international airports to Brac are the ones in Split, Zadar, and Dubrovnik, with many low-cost companies flying there. There are regular bus lines between the airports and city centers, and from there, you can continue to Brac by ferry, catamaran, or private taxi boats.

Best of Brac is a website you want to follow for more detailed info on where to eat and what to see on the beautiful island of Brac.


Although there are different options available for a trip to the island, we will concentrate on those that we think are best for tourists staying in the Makarska Riviera. Those excursion boats that depart from the port of Makarska in the morning are certainly the best way for a one day trip, but you can explore the island of Brac by yourself, too! If you want to travel by car or motorbike, choose a ferry. There are two ferry lines and one catamaran line connecting Brac with the land.