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“Gorgeous place, gorgeous people”
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Your 50m2 of living space, with a private balcony and gorgeous views to the Aegean sea and Poros
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Your 50m2 of living space, with a private balcony and gorgeous views to the Aegean sea and Poros
Enjoy your private balcony and the unhindered views of the Aegean sea Enjoy your private balcony and the unhindered views of Poros island
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Your 50m2 of living space, with a private balcony and gorgeous views to the Aegean sea and Poros
Enjoy your private balcony and the unhindered views of the Aegean sea
Enjoy your private balcony and the unhindered views of Poros island
Just as you walk through the door
Just as you walk through the door
Bed with a view
Enjoy waking up to this view
Enjoy your private balcony and the unhindered views of the Aegean sea
This is your room looking from the balcony side
If pleasure comes with work, there is a spacious desk for you in the room
More resting area (the sofa can also become a double bed)
Perfect reading space
You will have a fully equipped kitchen if you fancy cooking your own meals
You will have a fully equipped kitchen if you fancy cooking your own meals
Spacious bathroom option 1  with double sinks
Spacious bathroom option 2  with double sinks
We have provided you with body soap, shampoo and hand wash
Shower in bathroom option 1
Shower in bathroom option 2
Bathroom option 1
Feeling hungry? There is a number of local places that deliver to us
Enjoy our simple design
Enjoy our simple design
We produce our own organic, extra virgin, single estate olive oil, which you will be able to sample
Welcome to LIve-Bio, your home to authentic Greek experience!
Idyllic setting, unhindered sea views and several swimming and hiking opportunities in the vicinity
View from your balcony to the picturesque Poros island
Would you like to go sailing  & discover the private bays around Poros? Join us on our private boat
If you fancy yoga, you are welcome to join us for a practice on a private beach in our the vicinity
Cycling is the best way of discovering the area, especially Poros island
Walk through the olive groves just above our property and feel connected with nature
Hike the volcano of Methana peninsula (the views from the top are so rewarding!)
Visit the Ancient Theatre of Epidavros (a UNESCO Heritage Site) and marvel at its perfect acoustics
Magdalena & Periklis will be your hosts and hopefully new friends after your stay at Live-Bio!
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Condo/Apartment -
Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Poros, Saronic Gulf Islands, Attica

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SandraAJe...
Europe
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Gorgeous place, gorgeous people”
Reviewed November 6, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

I agree with what others have said here, this is more of a homestay as one is made to feel so welcome and cared for by Magdalena and Periklis. The studios are large, bright and airy and that wonderful view! A great spot to explore the region from, or just to relax and listen to the quiet. Thanks both for a wonderful stay!

Date of stay: October 2016
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Liked best: The wonderful hosts!
Liked least: That we came so late in the season, so the weather was a bit chilly
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
Nov 7, 2016
Thank you Sandra and David for visiting us at Live-Bio! We have enjoyed meeting you and spending a bit of time together. We hope to re-connect again in the future!
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Waldek P
2 reviews
“Amazing time we had”
Reviewed October 30, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We got warmly welcomed and were also happy about meeting Magdalena and Periklis.
Astonishing view from the balcony, really close to at least 2 really nice beaches.
Absolutely beautiful and charming place to stay and relax. . Less tourists and really friendly people everywhere.

Date of stay: August 2016
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 31, 2016
We are happy you enjoyed your time with us! Always glad to welcome you back at Live-Bio! :-)
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MissD819
Topanga, California
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Panoramic views, live like a local, unique Greece experience!”
Reviewed October 25, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

My stay at the Live Bio was my all time favorite rental through Airbnb. It was truly a homestay & I not only felt part of the local community, I was welcome with open arms by other guests staying along with Magdalena & Periklis. At the same time as feeling as though we were all family, I was also able to have my free time & space- being a solo traveler that's very important to me. It's a safe location as well & I really had all that I needed within the Live bio. As all the other reviewers state on the Live Bio listing, this really is a hidden gem in a perfect location in Greece! Magdalena & Periklis are not only amazing hosts, they go above and beyond the typical "landlord" titles welcoming you into their home & making your stay a personalized & special one! I was picked up directly from the airport at my request which was convenient & I appreciated the help & assistance that Magdalena provided staying in contact with me a I traveled to Greece. Depending on the types of activities you wish to participate in, there is really something for everyone. You can sail with Periklis as your captain navigating through the local waters while providing tons of information on the local islands, beaches, & cultural history of the land. I had a great sail experience along with quiet beach time and exploration of Poros. Everything is within walking distance or if you prefer, taxis are also available. Other activities available were hiking excursions, wine tasting and tour, castles & ruins to visit, shopping, dining out, etc... So much to do, 5 days wasn't even enough! All the rooms have a balcony/private patio area with exceptional views of the sea & islands along with a beautiful view of the sunrise which varies daily. The rooms feel cozy & more like my own home studio/apartment equipped with a kitchenette with fridge & all basic cooking utensils, bar breakfast table, robes & slippers, safe box, blow drier, ironing board, hangers etc... Everything you could possibly need to comfortably stay for a week or a few months! There was a sitting area in my room superstar from the desk area & bed. I was very comfortable in my room at took advantage of the wines & olive oils for use and purchase in my room. Speaking of he olive oil- The Live Bio produces their own organic olive olive and it's to die for! I look forward to returning to the Live Bio! Thank you again for your hospitality & the inviting stay Periklis & Magdalena!

Date of stay: October 2016
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Traveling group: Solo
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Management Response
Oct 26, 2016
Michele, it was a great pleasure to have you with us! We loved spending time with you and we hope you come and visit us again in the future. Thank you for such kind words! Maybe even organising a retreat together? Would be great!
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danygber
Palm Beach, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Feels like home in paradise”
Reviewed October 24, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Staying at Live-Bio has been one of the best experiences we've ever had. We had booked the place for a week, and it took us exactly one night to change our booking to one month. Yes, it is that amazing.
The room is unbelievable. It's clean, with modern/Greek decor. Equipped with everything you could need, and spacious. But what seals the deal is the balcony with the jaw-dropping views of Poros island (which is only a two-minute boat ride away).
Believe me, as gorgeous as it looks in the pictures, they will never make this place justice.
Magda and Periklis are the heart of Live-Bio and after spending a month with them I can honestly say that they have become lifelong friends. They're warm, and friendly and so knowledgeable about the area that they make the experience even better.
The activities on offer like sailing, the day trip to Methana, Hydra and Nafplio as well as dinners with the other guests are just the cherry on top.
Also, if you want your privacy and some alone time, it's also the perfect place for you as you can be as independent or as involved as you want.
We can't wait to go back. We hope we can make it a yearly tradition. So lucky we found this place!

Date of stay: October 2016
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 26, 2016
Daniela, Isaac, it was so incredible to have met you and have you with us for 1 month, although it feels like it was not enough! You became part of Live-Bio! We certainly hope you will be visiting us on an annual basis, it will be like waiting for our great friends to visit again! See you in 2017 :-)
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Hannacopi...
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Glass of fine wine watching sailing boats go by”
Reviewed October 22, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

This is the place you want to be if you love good food and wine, traveler vibe people, robust nature and high quality of life. Live-Bio is a beautiful location with lovely people. Magda and Periklis have made this magical place a true paradise with clean appartments, excellent service and an experience to remember. Always with respect for the local community and the environment. Galatas is a special country-side town with a spectacular view on beautiful Poros. The people make it special. The younger (new) generation Greek here go for quality, also there is less tourism then on Poros, which is still a small boat trip away. Best place for consious nature minded people that go for quality in all their journeys!

Date of stay: October 2016
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Management Response
Oct 24, 2016
Thank you so much Hanna and Hielke! We were so happy to have you around for the second time! It always feels like friends reunion with you, we are hoping for so many more in the future :-)
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billlowe4...
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed October 21, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Periklis and Magdalena were the perfect hosts. They respected our need for privacy but were always there for advice and anything we required. Nothing was too much trouble and would even drive into town to pick guests up any time of the day or night. We were invited to share a glass of wine and delicious food in their home and Periklis would make this amazing sourdough bread and invite guests to partake at breakfast time. Live-Bio is a business that succeeds because the hosts go the " the extra mile" and really make you believe you are in your own home. In conclusion, we had a fantastic four week holiday in a part of the world renowned for Greek mythology but there was nothing mythological about this Trip Advisor listing as it was a very real paradise.

October 2016

Date of stay: September 2016
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Liked best: The view from the balcony and the willingness of the host to cater for anything we requested
Liked least: Having to leave for home
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
Oct 23, 2016
Bill, Sheila, it was wonderful to have you with us! We thank you for these kinds words. We are very happy you had a good time at Live-Bio! Hope to see you again in the future :-)
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malgorzat...
Zukowo, Poland
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The Taste of Luxury”
Reviewed October 4, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

This is my second and definitely not last visit to Live-Bio. This is beautifully located hill of Galatas (Peloponnese), with breathtaking view of the Ionian Sea (Aegean) and the island of Poros, where you can enjoy the sunrise without leaving the bed. A great starting point to surrounding cities of the Peloponnese Peninsula and other Saronic Islands. In addition to Poros is Hydra, Agistri, Dokos, Aigina, Methana, Salamis and Spetses. Each of them captivates the beauty, history and unique atmosphere.

The magic of Live-Bio is not only the beauty of the surrounding area, but above all its hosts, Magdalena and Periklis. They met far away in South Africa, fell in love, abandoned the corporate world and decided to come back to the place that Periklis’ dad got fascinated many years ago. A year ago they started their adventure, step by step creating a place of dreams. Here are the things brought from travels, but also old furniture, which Pericles gives new life. It is a meeting point for interesting and inspiring people who you can get known closer at the Greek cuisine, history and music evenings organized by hosts.

Date of stay: July 2016
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Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 6, 2016
Malgosia, incredibly happy to have been able to host you yet again! You are always such a wonderful company :-) Thank you so much and we are certain we will see you again in the future! Live-Bio will always welcome you and your family :-)
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