With medieval cities cloaked behind walls of stone, waters that shimmer turquoise and pink in the morning light, vineyards clinging to cliffs and a balmy summer temperature, it is no surprise that private cruises and luxury yacht charters in Croatia are so popular.
Captain Carl Sputh of superyacht Starfire reveals five of his favourite prettiest ports of call:
As soon as you glimpse Cavtat from the deck of your superyacht you know you are sailing into a living watercolour. It’s no wonder artists flock to watch the clouds streak silver and purple at sunset while enjoying a glass from local carafes of wine. Meander through the tantalising town admiring the rural friezes of local artist Bukovac before grabbing dinner at the classy Restaurant Leut with its delicate truffle pasta dishes.