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.
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.