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NATURE AND CULTURE AROUND SILO - KRK - CROATIA

NATURE

Climate


The climate in Silo on the island Krk is typical Mediterranean, with mild rainy winters, pleasant springs and autumns and hot, dry summers.

Silo island Krk Croatia fig tree
Island Krk Croatia
Fig tree
Cactus on the beach Silo island Krk Croatia 
Silo island Krk Croatia
Cactus on the beach
Silo island Krk Croatia vegetation
Island Krk Croatia
Cactus

Winds


In Silo blow at the most frequent Bora, Jugo and Maestral. Silo is situated in a wide bay and protected from southern and eastern winds by a long promontory.


Sea temperature


In the winter the surface temperature in Silo is about 10C, in spring the sea starts to warm up and the temperature rises up to 18C. In the summer months the sea temperature rises up to 25C. The bath season lasts from mid of May to the end of September.


Air temperature


The average air temperature in January is about 6C in July 27C and in September 20C. The summer temperatures in July and August rise up to 35C. You can find a detailed and current weather forecast for the island Krk on  Weather Silo island Krk Croatia


Spring in Silo island Krk Croatia


The beautiful landscape, which is scattered by medical herbs, flowers and conifer forest, makes Silo on island Krk, particularly in the spring to a healthy environment.  What about of spending a few days in Silo on island Krk? Perhaps one of the long weekends in spring would offer a good opportunity for a visit. Particularly in spring Silo has its attractions as a popular vacation goal: the mild climate and the clean, not overfilled beaches offer the optimal conditions for beautiful, restful days of holiday. Furthermore, in this period the accommodation is reasonably priced.
                           
Silo island Krk Croatia Palm tree and oleander
Silo island Krk Croatia
Palm tree and oleander
Silo island Krk Croatia Spring
Silo island Krk Croatia
Spring
Silo island Krk Croatia Oleander
Silo island Krk Croatia
Oleander

    

Autumn in Silo island Krk Croatia


The late summer and autumn are almost ideal for those guests, who want to spend delightful vacation days in a relaxed atmosphere and to acquire new energy and strength for their everyday life. The autumn is as tailor made to enjoy the natural beauties of the island Krk. Air and water temperatures are almost identical, so that bathing is a real pleasure. Especially in autumn there are good hiking opportunities. You can get the detailed information at the local agencies.
   
Silo island Krk Croatia Rosemary in Septembre
Silo island Krk Croatia
Rosemary in Septembre
Silo island Krk Croatia Figs in Septembre
Silo island Krk Croatia
Figs in Septembre
Silo island Krk Croatia Vrbnicka Zlahtina
Silo island Krk Croatia
Vrbnicka Zlahtina
 

    
 

CULTURE AND HISTORY - SILO ISLAND KRK CROATIA

History Silo island Krk Croatia


Silo belongs to the municipality Dobrinj, which is situated on the north-eastern coast of the island Krk. It was built on the foundations of the Frankopan Dukes castels. Important sights to visit are the church of St. Anthony (14th century) and the church of St. Stephen (built in 1100). The exhibitions by famous croatian and international artists take place in the gallery St. Anthony which is located in the church St. Anthony.


St. Anthony curch in Dobrinj near Silo island Krk Croatia
Silo island Krk Croatia
St. Anthony curch
St. Stephen curch in Dobrinj near Silo island Krk Croatia
Dobrinj Insel Krk Kroatien
St. Stephen curch
Maskeron in Dobrinj near Silo island Krk Croatia
Dobrinj Insel Krk Kroatien
Maskeron


The Ethnographic museum hosts an ethnographic collection with authentic household and fishermen's crafts.
The Sacral museum hosts a religious collection; the most famous in the religious collection is the "First Book of the Dobrinj" (14th century) written in the Glagolitic alphabet.

 

TRIP GOALS ON THE ISLAND KRK

During your stay in Silo you can visit also the neighbouring localities on the island Krk (Krk, Punat, Baska, Vrbnik, Dobrinj, Klimno, Crikvenica). You can also enjoy organized excursions by boat to other parts of the island of Krk, Opatija, Crikvenica, Novi Vinodolski and the nearby islands.

With the car you can reach the following localities within a distance of 25 km:


Klimno - Soline - Cizici - Polje island Krk Croatia


Next to Silo, in the bay of Soline, there are small villages of Klimno, Soline and Cizici. The bay is famous for its healing mud (gout and other rheumatic diseases) and shell growing.
Above Silo there is the beautiful old village Polje, with its old original houses and its traditional way of life.  Some of our apartments are located in Polje (Apartments Polje).

 

Cave Biserujka - island Krk Croatia


After passing through Cizici we reach the Rudine with its famous cave "Biserujka" (biser in Croatian means a pearl). According to a legend, smugglers hide a pearl treasure in the cave. The cave with its rich galleries filled with numerous stalactites, stalagmites and calcine pillars is 110 m long. The cave temperature is between 10 and 13 C all year round. Foot paths are maintaned and safe and suitable also for children. You can reach the Biserujka Cave by foot, car or boat.

Cave Biserujka island Krk Croatia
Island Krk Croatia
Cave Biserujka
Cave Biserujka island Krk Croatia
Island Krk Croatia
Cave Biserujka
Cave Biserujka island Krk Croatia
Island Krk Croatia
Cave Biserujka

 

KRK - principal town of the island Krk


The principal town of the island Krk, surrounded by forests, lies in a beautiful bay on the wind-protected western side of the island. The calm island life characterizes the port during the day and in the restaurants, bars and Cafs at the promenade develop their brisk art of life. The objects of interest of the city Krk:
  • The most important object of interest of Krk is the cathedral, originally a Roman Basilica from the 6th century. The today's three-aisle cathedral from the 12th century with the bell tower from the 16.-18th century was rebuilt several times in its history.
         Krk island Krk Croatia Cathedral
         Krk island Krk Croatia
        Cathedral
  • Kamplin place: there is a Frankopan castle, which served for the defence of the city in the Middle Ages as well as the Frankopan court, which was in use since the 12th century.
          Krk island Krk Croatia Frankopan Castle    
          Krk island Krk Croatia
         Frankopan castle
  • Small town-gate, which was mentioned already in 1398, the only gate that leads directly to the city harbour.

In the summer months many artists and ensembles appear as guests in the city. To the tradition belong the celebration of the St. Quirinius, the summer festival of Krk, as well as the fair of Krk (at the beginning of August). The most of events take place in the free or in the historical places: in the cathedral, in the atrium of the Franciscan monastery in Krk and Kosljun and in the castle of the family Frankopan.

 

Punat / Island Kosljun


If you make a trip, you should also visit the small island Kosljun in the bay of Punat. On the island there is a Franciscan monastery with numerous valuable objects, which were collected by centuries and are presented there today. There is also an ethnographic collection. On the small island over 500 plant types are registered.

Please refer to  www.punat-krk.at   to get more detailed information about Punat - island Krk - Croatia.
  
Franciscan monastery on island Kosljun Punat
Island Krk Croatia
Franciscan monastery on island Kosljun
      

Baska - island Krk Croatia


Baska, town and port on the south-eastern coast of the island of Krk is the most well-known tourist centre on the island Krk. The pictorial valley, the rich cultural heritage and the beautiful 2 km long beach, contribute to the extraordinary attractiveness of this place. The 2 km long fine pebble beach of Baska is one of the most beautiful beaches of the Adria and is particularly suitable for non-swimmers and children.
Places of cultural significance include the church of the Holy Trinity, situated in the old town centre. It is the largest church of Baska and its environment. It was built in the baroque style at the beginning of the 18th century. Near the church there is also a local history museum, which contains an ethnographic collection of the whole environment.

Baska island Krk Croatia Beach
Baska island Krk Croatia
Beach
Baska island Krk Croatia old town and harbour
Baska island Krk Croatia
Old town and harbour
Baska island Krk Croatia
Baska island Krk Croatia
Old town

 

In Jurandvor on island Krk, about 1.5 km before Baska, there is the church St. Lucija and the remainders of the Benedictine monastery. In this small church the "board of Baska"  (Bascanska ploca), the oldest Croatian writing document (in Glagolica) from 11th. century was found.

 

Please refer to  www.baska-krk.at  to get more detailed information about Baska - island Krk - Croatia.

 

Vrbnik - island Krk Croatia


Visiting the old city of the Vrbnik is nearly a must for each guest of the island Krk. A medieval small town situated on a 48 meters high cliff, well known for the Croatian autochthonous white wine "Zlahtina". You should cost this traditional island wine. If you make an evening walk through by many, close lanes, visit some art studios and finally, let the evening ends in one of the cosy "Konobas" enjoying the wine, sheep cheese and seafood specialities.Between the numerous cultural monuments in Vrbnik the constitution "Vrbnicki statute" (1388) and the decorated mass book "Vrbnicki missal" from the year 1642 should be emphasized, both in the old-Croatian glagolitics letters.


Please refer to  www.vrbnik-krk.at   to get more detailed information about Vrbnik - island Krk - Croatia.






Vrbnik Island Krk Croatia
Vrbnik
Island Krk Croatia

Vrbnik Island Krk Croatia old town
Beach Potovosce
Vrbnik island Krk old town




Vrbnik island Krk Croatia beach Potovosce
Beach Potovosce
Vrbnik island Krk Croatia
 


 

Crikvenica - Kvarner bay - Croatia


Crikvenica is situated in the Kvarner bay of the Adriatic Sea and is one of the most popular summer resorts of the Riviera. With his mild climate and luxurious evergreen vegetation is Crikvenica  a famous health resort.
The tourism in Crikvenica has a tradition of more than one hundred years, the first hotel in Crikvenica was built in the year 1891.

There are a lot of very nice beaches in Crikvenica:
- the beach "Balustrada" is located near the centre, along the town park. The beach is adapted for disabled persons and is suitable for children.
- The sandy beach "Crni molo" is located in an attractive part of the town and is also sitable for children.
- The "Omorika" beach is pebble and sand beach with Blue flag (as proof of the first-class shore and water quality)

There is a taxi boat between Silo and Crikvenica.