This year's ISFM European Feline Congress is taking place in the beautiful Croatian town of Cavtat. We know you'll be tempted by the 5 days of feline medicine but on top of that, this destination has so much to offer. So if you are still thinking of a reason or two why you need to book, here are just a few for starters...
Location, location, location...
Situated just 12 miles from its famous neighbour, Dubrovnik and 4 miles from the international Ćilipi airport, the ancient town of Cavtat (pronounced tsav-tat) is the most southerly Croatian resort. An exceedingly pretty town, Cavtat is set on a wooded peninsula and embraced by two harbours. The town is full of colour from the sea and it’s brilliant blue, to the green of the pine forested hills, from the whites, pinks and purples of the blossom trees to the red-roofed brownstone houses.
Things to do and see
Situated in the region of Konavle, with its rich cultural history, there is plenty to see and do in Cavtat. From the many ancient Illyrian necropolises dotted around the area to swimming in the pristine waters. And if you fancy something a little more energetic, take to the sea in a kayak to explore the rugged coastline. But, if you prefer to people watch, whilst you soak up the sun with a glass of locally produced Croatian wine, there is an abundance of restaurants and bars situated on the palm fringed promenade.
Without Cavtat, there would be no Dubrovnik. It was refugees from Epidaurum, the Roman incarnation of Cavtat, who established ‘the pearl of the Adriatic’ and one of Croatia’s most prominent tourist destinations in the 7th Century. Easily reached by a 45 minute scenic boat transfer from Cavtat, marvel at Old Town’s spectacular and famous medieval city walls from the sea before admiring the lively squares, impressive fortresses and hidden narrow streets from the walls.
Beautiful Adriatic Islands
Croatia has 1246 isles and inlets for you to explore. There are daily boat trips from Dubrovnik that will take you to destinations further up the coastline or to one of the many beautiful islands situated just a ferry ride away. The beautiful and forested island of Lokrum with its Dead sea, fabulous parks and rocky beaches is one of the best islands in the area with peacocks as the only inhabitants. But with Daksa, Lopud, Lastoro and Korčula all within reach, you really will be spoilt for choice.
It is said that Croatia has 2715 hours of sunshine a year, which is more than Sydney, Australia!
With day time temperatures in the high 20s and balmy evenings to enjoy the sunsets; Alfred Hitchcock once commented that Croatia has the best sunsets of anywhere in the world, the end of June is the ideal time of year to take advantage of everything this beautiful Adriatic destination has to offer.
Interesting facts about Croatia:
Croatia is the 127th largest country in the world. It's really not very big.
It's also home to the world's smallest town called Hum.
Mercenaries from The Croatian Military Frontier introduced the necktie to the French during the 30 year war in 1618. It was later called the cravat (combining the Croatian word Croat and the French word Croates - meaning Croatian) which eventually became the necktie.
We think Cavtat is hard to beat as both a congress and holiday destination. So why not combine the two – investing in both your career and your wellbeing. Click here to find out more about this year's ISFM European Feline Congress and to book your place.