The starry sky of Pelion

Pelion is considered one of the only areas in Greece and Europe with the darkest sky!

Experience stargazing at our hotel!

One of the darkest places in Greece and Europe, Pelion, (but also Lesvos, Lemnos and Agios Stratis), are ideal places for stargazing due to the low to non-existent light pollution. Light pollution is a major problem for astronomers, which is why large observatories are built away from cities and settlements and mainly at high altitude in mountains.

The zodiacal cycles and constellations in Greek pagan religion and mythology

Here, you can easily excursion to the Pelion countryside and enjoy the splendor of the starry night sky. Stargazing is a hobby, with the object of learning about the night sky and observing celestial objects. As a hobbyist you can be very serious and dedicated, or just enjoy the idea of the unknown and discovery.

Surely, there is nothing better than sharing an interest like skywatching with others. Stargazing provides great opportunities to try out different optical instruments such as binoculars or telescopes, learn new skills and make friends.

So don’t lose heart if you can’t spot an object immediately, and especially don’t be disappointed if the view through your medium isn’t perfect or doesn’t look like the fancy coloured objects you’ve seen in some photos. Learn to enjoy whatever your eyes, binoculars or a telescope can show you, always making sure you are aware of what you are seeing.

Our hotel has an instrument telescope for amateur stargazing, with which we can enjoy the sky and nature.

Pelion is considered one of the only areas in Greece and Europe with the darkest sky!
Experience stargazing at our hotel!


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The Rose Hotel is located in the seaside village of Platanias in South Pelion, just 100 m. from the Aegean beach.

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Ενημερώνουμε τους αγαπητούς μας πελάτες  ότι το “Ξενοδοχείο Των Ρόδων” βρίσκεται σε  προσωρινή παύση λειτουργίας   λόγω των  καταστροφών στις βασικές υποδομές του Ξενοδοχείου μας, από την πλημμύρα του “DANIEL” στις 04. 09.23. Ευχαριστούμε δε όλους,  όσους μας συμπαραστάθηκαν ηθικά αλλά και οικονομικά σε αυτές στις δύσκολες στιγμές που περνάμε.

 Σας αγαπάμε όλους, και ελπίζουμε να είμαστε σύντομα μαζί.

Οικογένεια Δόβα, Νίκος, Γιάννα, Γιάννης, Θωμάς.

We inform our dear customers that the ‘Rose Hotel’ is temporarily closed due to damage to the basic infrastructure caused by the flood of ‘DANIEL’ on September 4, 2023. We thank everyone who’s supported us morally and financially during these difficult times we’re going through.

We love you all, and we hope to be together soon. Dova’s Family: Nikos, Gianna, Giannis & Thomas