Few kilometers after Čižići, we arrive in a small settlement called Rudine, which in its depth lies one of the largest natural resources of the island of Krk – cave Biserujka.
The fact that there is a cave in the vinicity of a village Rudine above Slivanjska has been known for over a hundred years and its entrance used to be a simple hole in the ground. Ever since then it has stirred the imagination of people with its secrets and the beauty of its calcine ornametation. According to a story, a smuggler’s treasure is hidden in the cave, and with the first curious visitors there began a gradual widening of its narrow passages, so that people could move trough it more freely.
The illimination of the cave by electric light brought a significant rise of interest for the rich galleries filled with numerous stalactites, stalagmites and calcine pillars. The cave’s lenght (about 110 meters), speciousness, beauty and interesting sedimented forms are trully breathtaking. The cave temperature is between 10 and 13 C all year round and occasional leaks and moisture occur only after long periods of rain. Foot paths are maintaded and safe, enabling anybody to visit the cave, children and the elderly included.
This cave is one more item on the long list of cultural and natural attractions of the island of Krk. Owing to its northwest position on the island, it offers the possibility of a visit and tour to both guest of Krk and of the Crikvenica riviera.
Soline, in a popular way called ”mud”, are placed in the western side of the gulf of Klimno. There is a sandy and a skin-deep beach on which you can walk a hundred meters while the water is still knee-deep. Therefore is popular among the young people. It offers a possibility of a good entertainment…from ”picigin” (playing with a ball in the sea) to sand volleyball, because there are two playgrounds for volleyball and one for football.
Soline owns a healing mud. Although nowhere is mentioned what are that disturbances in which it is helpful, many people are satisfied examing it on their proper skin so they come back to Soline.
It’s about sinked ship at Šilo on the island of Krk. Visibility is often not the best, but it is relatively small depth and interesting stories make it a great location.
Greek motor ship “Peltastis” sunk on January 8 th 1968. at 4.30 am on location between Silo and Klimno on island Krk. On January 4 th ship came in Rijeka from Venice. In Rijeka ship disembarked 500 tons of ore and 60 tons of other ship cargo. Than ship left Rijeka port and went in Jurjevo port (small port near Senj). During morning ship embarked 500 cubic metre of wood. Soon after embarkation weather got worse. Captain of ship decided to leave unsafe port of Jurjevo and ship routed to Crikvenica. Soon “Peltastis” came near Crikvenica and dropped anchors. Captain of the ship hoped that with dropped anchors and working engines would overcame storm and strong wind. But, during the night wind became stronger and sea restless with high waves. Two hours before sinking started hurricane and ship easily began to sail toward rocks of island Krk. Strength of the wind was about 200 kilometer on hour. Seem that main problem was in anchors because crew of ship probably did not know that bottom of the crikvenica bay is full of sand. Anchors had not something to hook. So after two hours of battle with strong wind and high waves “Peltastis” hit the rocks between Silo and Klimno.
On Peltastis were 12 sailors. Soon after impact sailors jumped into the sea but only 4 survived. Captain of the ship Theodoros Belesis decided to sunk with ship. After few months first divers from Crikvenica visited the ship. They noticed a man in navigation room, body was in upright position slightly keeld ahead. Captain of the ship was taken out the sea 10 months after sinking. He is buried in cemetery Kozala (Rijeka). First plans were to take out the ship but soon authority gave up of this idea and left “Peltastis” forever only to divers.