The Municipality of Dobrinj is located on the eastern part of the island of Krk with the analogue centre. Dobrinj is located on a 200 metre-high hill and is one of the medieval castles, which in the past was a centre of literacy.
The special value of this beautiful village is the cognition that Saint Stephen’s parish church had already been mentioned as early as the 12th century.
Regarding Dobrinj as a former Glagolitic centre testimony the series of documents and Glagolitic inscriptions.
The area of Dobrinj was for centuries an extremely agricultural area. The people were occupied in cattle breeding and olive cultivation as well as in managing the wealth of the forest. The village is famous for its picturesque traditional costumes, its folklore events, the sopele school (Krk’s wind instrument) and the traditional home-made cuisine. In this island’s centre autochthonous rocky houses and narrow rocky streets that breathe days gone by prevail.
Close to Dobrinj is the Biserujka cave which astonishes with its beauty and curiosity of its sediment shapes. It is the only cave on the island, among more than 50, that is organised for the reception of visitors. According to legend, the Biserjuka cave (biser-jewel) received its name from the treasure that was found in it, which belonged to the local pirates.
Šilo is tourist village located on the north-eastern part of the island, in front of the Crikvenica Riviera (26 km from the Krk bridge). Although Šilo today is the tourist centre of the area of Dobrinj, it used to be a fishermen’s and seamen’s village. From Šilo to Crikvenica the first ferry to the Croatian part of the Adriatic navigated.
Šilo celebrates its national day on the 16th of August, on the Day of Saint Roch, which is a tradition that began in the middle of the 19th century, when this area was affected by the plague. People from Šilo, as well as other people, begged Saint Roch to spare them from the plague and from this custom came the processions from the fields to the Church of Saint Nicholas in Šilo.
There are no hotels in Šilo. It is possible to find accommodation in rooms and apartments of private houses or on the camp-site.
With organised local beaches (pebble and partly concrete), there are numerous recreational events. The Blue flag flies proudly over the sandy Pećine beach, which is suitable for children. A special attraction is represented by a visit to the wrecked Greek ship Peltastis which is located near Šilo and this is precisely the place where the island’s diving clubs take divers.
Today motor boats and smaller boats travel the ancient ferry route.
Klimno is situated on the eastern part of the island, just 10 minutes drive from Krk bridge. With its old tourist tradition it is famous for its rich catering offer in the restaurants that offer seafood and other specialities with the mandatory autochthonous wine, apartments and private villas. The Klimno bay includes the villages Klimno, Soline and Čižići.
Soline is famous for its salt pans which date back to the pre Roman period, and today for its more notable tourist offer in private accommodation. The locality of Meline, famous for its healing mud, is situated between Soline and Čižići. The above mentioned mud is used for healing gout, so much so that many people, satisfied by its healing properties, happily return here. Čižići is the village which on one side has been reclaimed by the sea, whilst on the other the rich green areas prevail.
Klimno is the largest village in the bay and one of the oldest in the area. This is proved by the existence of the small chapel of Saint Clement which dates back to 1381 with its Glagolitic inscription. Sea and nautical tourism lovers will feel comfortable in Klimno with its many offers for navigators as it provides boat anchorage as well as workshops for making and repairing vessels.