It's perhaps no surprise that any description of Croatia begins and ends with a reference to its beautiful coastline, and the famed islands and islets - all 1,244 of them - that punctuate the Adriatic Sea. They are an intrinsic part of any luxury holiday experience to Croatia, and there is no better way to explore their shores than on board your own chartered yacht. The medieval walled city of Dubrovik, the country's star attraction, more than lives up to its billing. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Old Town is an architectural masterpiece and at its heart Luza Square is home to the imposing 16th century Sponza Palace. In comparison, Split offers a different vibe. A bustling, lived-in city, it balances the traditional and contemporary effortlessly, boasting a thriving cafe culture, a renowned culinary scene and a well-earned reputation as a cultural hub for the country. Just don't forget to visit the city's magnificent Roman Diocletian's Palace. To the north of the country, Istria is arguably one of Croatia's finest hidden gems. This delightful region features secluded hilltop villages, vineyards and olive groves. The town of Rovinj is a stunning Venetian-style town with pastel-washed houses gathering along a lovely harbour, and a phenomenal reputation as a gastronomic hotspot - a reputation which is richly deserved.