Surroundings / Area
On the west side of Prvic is the picturesque town of Tribunj. Gourmets rush to this fishermen’s settlement after sunset every day, when numerous fishing boats return from a day of exhausting fishing, and the quay comes alive.
If you look around and sense the smell of those narrow and closely built houses of the ancient island, you will get the full picture, and the atmosphere will be complete. The old stone bridge has recently been renovated and now it shines in its new-old image.
The town was originally called Tribohunj. The dominant building is surely the church of St. Nicholas, looming over the town protectively. It is one of the oldest buildings in Tribunj, built in 1452. Since Tribunj too was not spared from Turks, a fortification called Jurjevgrad was built on St. Nicholas’ hill, and the settlement was enclosed by walls – today there are only traces of them.
A typical Dalmatian town, with narrow streets and little houses cramped together. However, it is even more Dalmatian because the folks of Tribunj – aware of their roots and tradition – relived the story of a farmer and his most loyal helper – the donkey – a few years back. Donkey races are organized in Tribunj every year.
If you are among those who really want to rest while on vacation, Srima is the right choice for you. You can choose among a number of private apartments right on the seaboard. After you have your breakfast on the terrace, you will literally step down to a beautifully maintained beach and clean sea.
If you feel like some summer partying after a whole day of lying in the sun and swimming, Vodice is not far away. Vodice and Srima have actually been one for a long time – few people know where Vodice stops and Srima begins.
The Srima peninsula was inhabited as early as the prehistoric and ancient ages. The most valuable and best-maintained archeological locality is the dual late ancient basilica complex in Prizba.
On the hill above the settlement is a little church consecrated to Our Lady. This is a single-nave building with a bell tower. The original altar with a painting was burned down in the 1918 fire, so it was replaced with a Byzantine Lady with a silver shirt. On the apse of the church is a valuable fresco from late 12th century showing Mother of God with a Child and St. Vid’s and St. George’s figures. A picture of a plowman next to St. George’s figure is quite interesting, probably a self-portrait painted by the author of the fresco.