The small littoral place Malinska, which used to be an important port and a market, is today an attractive island tourist destination. Mass settlement of the area occurred in the middle of the 15th century according to the order by the Krk princes, more specifically Ivan Frankopan. Even the Venetians knew how to take advantage of the area, so the port served for the transport of wood, wool and various provisions from this area into Venice. The port was marked in the more recent history of the second half of the 19th century, when the first steam ship sailed into the port in 1880. This was a Lloyd society ship, running from Istria to Dalmatia and back, and once a week it called in Malinska.

The district Malinska-Dubašnica today gathers several small villages with excellent cultural, ethnographic and natural resources. In particular the ethno-zones of Dubašnica, Miholjice-Semenje and Sršići-Sv Vid are particularly prominent and preserve the values of traditional building of the 19th and the early 20th century on the island of Krk.