Silo (village on the island of Krk, Croatia)

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Silo, a quiet little seaside resort on Krk

The tranquil town of Silo (Croatian: Šilo) on the east coast of the Croatian island of Krk is the perfect mix of pristine beaches, a nice town and peaceful nature. Known for its family-friendly atmosphere and picturesque scenery, Silo offers a relaxing retreat for visitors who want to explore this area of ​​the Adriatic coast at their leisure. In this travel guide you will find detailed information about the attractions, beaches and activities in Silo.

History Silo, Krk

Silo has a rich history dating back to ancient times. Originally a fishing village, it has developed into a popular tourist destination while retaining much of its traditional charm. The town is surrounded by dense forests and vineyards, reflecting its agricultural roots. Historical records mention Silo as early as the 15th century, and the town’s development over the centuries can be seen in its architecture and cultural heritage.

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Silo Getting There

Silo can be reached by plane, boat and road. The nearest airport is Rijeka Airport on the island of Krk, about 20 kilometers from Silo. Visitors can also arrive by ferry from the mainland or other Croatian islands. By car, the island of Krk is connected to the mainland by a bridge, making Silo easy to reach with your own vehicle.

Boat tour Krk

In Punat at the harbor in the center a few kilometers from Krk town, the most popular boat tour on Krk (day tour) among tourists starts, the “5 island tour”. You can see several islands, often vultures and the famous Blue Cave. There are also stops for swimming and much more. Well done and varied. Great atmosphere. About 6 hours, price of the boat tour 45 euros per person in 2024.  >>>  More information and booking

Silo Sights and Attractions

Old Town and Harbor
The heart of Silo on the island of Krk is the small old town and harbor. The waterfront promenade is lined with traditional fishing boats and modern yachts and provides a picturesque backdrop for a leisurely stroll. The old town, with its narrow streets, stone houses and quaint cafes, offers an insight into the history and culture of the town.

St. Nicholas Church
The Church of St. Nicholas is a landmark of Silo. Built in the 20th century, the church is known for its beautiful architecture and tranquil atmosphere. The interior is decorated with religious artifacts and frescoes, and the church’s location offers stunning views of the surrounding area.

Crkvica Sv. Petra
The small Krkvica Sv. Petra chapel is located on a hill above Silo and offers a peaceful retreat with panoramic views of the town and the Adriatic Sea. The chapel’s history dates back to the Middle Ages and is a testament to the region’s religious heritage.

Silo Shipwreck
One of Silo’s unique attractions is the wreck of the Peltastis. In 1968, the Greek cargo ship sank off the coast of Silo, and its wreck now lies buried on the seabed, making it a popular spot for diving enthusiasts. The wreck is located at a depth of about 30 meters and can be accessed by experienced divers. About 3 km north of Silo on the seabed.

Dobrinj Ethnographic Museum
The Ethnographic Museum is located in the neighboring town of Dobrinj and showcases the cultural heritage of the region. The museum displays traditional artifacts, clothing and daily life, giving visitors a deeper understanding of local culture and history. Event. unfortunately permanently closed (as of summer 2024). About 5 km from Silo.

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Beaches Silo, Krk

Pecine Beach
Pecine Beach is the main beach in Šilo and is located close to the town center. This pebble beach is known for its crystal clear waters that are perfect for swimming and snorkeling. The beach is well equipped with sun loungers, umbrellas and nearby cafes and offers all the amenities for a relaxing day by the sea.

Mala Plaça Beach
Mala Plaža Beach is a small, secluded beach located just a short walk from the town center. This pebble beach offers a peaceful environment and crystal clear waters, making it the perfect place to find a quiet spot to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the area.

Tiha Beach
Tiha Beach is a beautiful pebble beach surrounded by lush vegetation. The beach offers a peaceful atmosphere and is less crowded than other beaches in Shiloh. It is a great place for swimming, sunbathing and enjoying the surrounding nature. About 1 km from the town center.

Murvenica Beach
Murvenica Beach is a popular family-friendly beach just 2 km from Silo. This pebble beach has clean water and is ideal for children. The beach has numerous facilities such as a playground, showers and a beach bar, providing visitors with a relaxed and enjoyable experience.

Klimno Beach
Klimno Beach is located in the neighboring village of Klimno, just a short drive (about 5 km) from Silo. This sandy beach is famous for its healing mud, known for its therapeutic properties. The beach is ideal for families and those who want to experience a unique natural bathing experience. Very well known and worth seeing. There are also good quality beaches in the small village of Cizici not far from Klimno.

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