is one of the settlements on the Croatian biggest island Krk. Krk is just 50 kilometers distanced from Rijeka
and another 150 kilometers from Zagreb
. It has good traffic connections with the mainland due to the bridge joining the island with Croatian coast. Another favor is an airport near Omišalj
on the island itself.
Settlements on Krk are connected with state roads and Šilo is no exception. It is placed on northeast side of the island, opposite to Crikvenica
and its famous Rivera. Šilo is divided from it just by 2,5 nautical miles of Vinodolski canal.
It is the youngest place on Krk, whose significance increases with the expansion of tourism. It has 380 of residents. Not all of them are occupied with tourism; agriculture, fishing and shipbuilding are also significant industries in this part of the island, especially the last mentioned from the time when boat connections with Crikvenica were established.
Tourist offer is getting richer every year; auto camp, cafe bars, restaurants, creameries, stores, post office, ambulance, tourist agencies and tennis courts are just part of it. In Šilo a guest can dive with a professional guidance of local diving club, join sport fishing society or contest on swimming marathon running from Šilo to Crikvenica with that length of 3500 meters.
Even if you are not up to visit the rest of Krk, which is popular, not only because of its natural beauty, but because of its cultural and historical heritage, You’ll find great amusement and relaxation in Šilo. Although there are no hotel capacities, you will not be disappointed if you choose one of the private apartments
. Kind hosts, comfortable lodgings and gastronomy offer accompanied by authentic vine vrbnička žlahtina will afford you a holiday to remember.