1. Stars, Sea, Milky Way, Biograd, Na, More, Night
    © antundelingerThe marvellous Milky Way, as seen from Biograd
  2. Perseids shooting across Croatia's first international Dark Sky Park, Petrova Gora near Zagreb
    © Dark SkyPerseids shooting across Croatia's first international Dark Sky Park, Petrova Gora near Zagreb
  3. bay,port,castle,city,cityscape,heritage,excursion,popular,Balkans,Croatia,Mediterranean,adriatic,sea,Dubrovnik,Bokar,boat,citadel,architecture,building,ragusa,unesco,thrones,medieval,historic,game,fortress,Dalmatia,croatian,coast,seaside,marine,old,touris
    © Andrew Mayovskyy The moon shines down on the city of Dubrovnik
  4. Beautiful night sea, yacht and full moon. Night classic blue seascape. Trendy Banner with color of the year 2020
    © Olena SvietlieishaTry moongazing from a ship on the Adriatic
  5. starlight, science, deep, plant, desert, wild, milky way, space, mountain, cosmic, adventure, tourism, scenery, nebula, rock, starry, cosmos, hill, universe, holiday, long, sea, summer, natural, starigrad, paklenica, boat, croatia, moon, dalmacija, exposu
    © Thongkongkaew The night sky is unblemished by city lights from the Velebit mountain range
  6. Full moon rising over the mountains and harbour in Split, Croati
    © sshoults An early-evening moonrise over Split harbour
  7. rovinj,croatia,adriatic,sea,europe,sunset,travel,building,destination,house,summer,tourism,town,vacation,background,dusk,landmark,landscape,panorama,view,discover,stunning,explore,holiday,horizon,marine,outdoor,perfect,picture,popular,ship,istria,architec
    © Matej KastelicIs there a better view than the moon looming over Rovinj?
  8. Watch the moon and stars take over Perun Mountain near Split
    © Filip BaotićWatch the moon and stars take over Perun Mountain near Split
  9. Perseids shooting across Croatia's first international Dark Sky Area, Petrova Gora near Zagreb
    © Martin BrechtlThe peaceful beaches of the Pelješac peninsula are the perfect stargazing spots
  10. The arena at Pula, Croatia
    © Mariusz Niedzwiedzki Pula is an extra-picturesque spot for seeing the moon
  11. The clear skies of Vis island often open up to the Milky Way
    © Joshua HumpferThe clear skies of Vis island often open up to the Milky Way
  12. Feel like you're on the moon while you're watching it from Pag island
    © Dennis Van De Water Feel like you're on the moon while you're watching it from Pag island
  13. Milky way over a graveyard in Croatia
    © mitchThe stars as seen over an old church on the island of Cres
  14. Gorski Kotar's forests provide the dark sky needed to see almost every star in the sky
    © Ryan HuttonGorski Kotar's forests provide the dark sky needed to see almost every star in the sky
  15. Bench on large rock in sea on blurred luminous lights coastline with houses at foot of mountains background at evening.
    © Volodymyr Tverdokhlib A perfectly placed bench for stargazing on Korčula island
  16. Transmitter on the top of Sveti Jure peak in the Biokovo mountai
    © Jiri DolezalA rewarding view of the night sky awaits after a hike to Sveti Jure peak on the Biokovo mountain range
  17. Promenade full of tourists and sailing boats in the harbor, Trog
    © Peter VrábelOgle the moon over a drink on Trogir's UNESCO-protected riviera
  18. Milky way in the sky of Croatia
    © Michele Zuliani Find a hidden cove near Zadar and enjoy the view
  19. Milky way and green way
    © Jacek SopotnickiThe bucolic region of Zagorje has low light pollution and stellar stargazing
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    © Nikola Nikolovski The moon towers over the Adriatic sea near Pakoštane
  21. The midnight sky over medieval buildings on Lošinj island
    © borongicThe midnight sky over medieval buildings on Lošinj island
  22. A tiny shooting star caught near the coast of Istria
    © Viktoria RöhrbacherA tiny shooting star caught near the coast of Istria
  23. The moon watches over Old Town Dubrovnik and its Church of St. Blaise
    © Joachim Bago The moon watches over Old Town Dubrovnik and its Church of St. Blaise
  24. Watch the moon rise over Korčula island
    © Luigi MorbidelliGawp at the moonrise over Korčula island
  25. Magic night stars milky way seaside camping background
    © Khrystyna PochynokCamp out under the Milky Way on the Dalmatian coast
  26. A craggy beach bear Šibenik soaks in the moonlight
    © Joachim Bago A craggy beach bear Šibenik soaks in the moonlight
  27. Seascape
    © Wichit SawatdeeFeast your eyes on the Biokovo mountain range from the sea
  28. The night sky over Plitvice Lakes National Park is a dream
    © Bruno Brys The night sky over Plitvice Lakes National Park is a dream
  29. The Milky Way as seen from pastoral Turopolje in the Zagreb County
    © Drazen SkrinjaricThe Milky Way as seen from pastoral Turopolje in the Zagreb County
  30. A rainbow-like night sky over the island of Mali Lošinj
    © Janez Volmajer A rainbow-like night sky over the island of Mali Lošinj
  31. The moon over Vrbnik town in the Kvarner region will take your breath away
    © Andrew MayovskyyThe moon over Vrbnik town in the Kvarner region will take your breath away
  32. Peaceful morning in Drvenik, Croatia
    © Maciej CzekajewskiThe moon's last light illuminates the village of Drvenik near Makarska
  33. Pine tree and the Milky Way
    © Boris StromarYour best bet to see the Milky Way will be in nature - such as the Mediterranean pine trees on Cres island
  34. Zadar night
    © Gabriel Murad Streetlights and the moon team up to keep Zadar's Old Town from going dark
  35. Even cloudy, the shores of Pag provide beautiful stargazing locations
    © Dennis Van De Water Even cloudy, the shores of Pag provide beautiful stargazing locations
  36. Stars can be glimpsed from the skyward opening in Diocletian's Palace in Split
    © Paul Prescott Stars can be glimpsed from the skyward opening in Diocletian's Palace in Split
  37. Catch a falling star on the northern side of Vis island
    © Milica SpasojevicCatch a falling star on the northern side of Vis island
  38. Even from behind the clouds, the moon lights up the nighttime centre of Trogir
    © Gabriel Murad Even from behind the clouds, the moon lights up the nighttime centre of Trogir
  39. Northern Dalmatian coastlines reflecting the Milky Way
    © Mariusz HajdarowiczNorthern Dalmatian coastlines reflecting the Milky Way
  40. Horseman with sword under the Moon
    © Drazen Skrinjaric Zagreb's Ban Josip Jelačić square featuring a supermoon
  41. Try a beginner-level moonlit hike in Ražanj near Rogoznica
    © Joachim Bago
  42. Old medieval fort Vecka kula tower in Croatia at night
    © Michal FuglevicStars swirl over the medieval Večka tower near Paklenica

In pictures: Top 42 photos of where to go stargazing in Croatia

The stars, the moon and the Milky Way are all within eyeshot in Croatia

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Lara Rasin
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Croatia is rife with perfect places for all your stargazing fantasies, from a designated Dark Sky Park just outside Zagreb to countless Milky Way-lit spots along the coast - and much more. Explore dreamy night skies with our gallery of the top 42 spots to go stargazing in Croatia.

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