SeaHelp travel guide: Tribunj and its donkeys
Tribunj, in the immediate vicinity of Vodice, is dominated by its donkeys. In their honour, a monument was constructed on the outskirts of the village, a donkey race is put on every year since 1952, a donkey protection association named ”The Croatian donkey‟ was founded in 1999 and even a donkey reserve on the islands of Logorun and Veliki Skoj was created. With such a lot of homage it is not really surprising that the villagers are as well reported to have a certain stubborn attitude themselves which is said to have them prevented from committing one or other folly.
However, a donkey’s stubbornness is supposed to be more a kind of natural cleverness: While horses merely go on the run in case of danger or strain, donkeys remain rooted to the spot. So, this stubborn attitude is of great advantage in inhospitable territory and saves them from severe injuries because of their nonexisting flight reflex.
But apart from the donkey cult , there is a lot more to discover in Tribunj: A well-tended marina, cosy Konobas in the old part of town, still mastering the traditional cuisine under the Pekara, a kind of cast or iron cover, as well as a back country offering very special attractions.
Both on land and at sea there are numerous possibilities for varied trips and excursions which, in the end, will always lead back to the relatively quiet and placid village of Tribunj.
SeaHelp travel guide: Tribunj