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“Spectacular, peaceful and cathartic”
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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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johntbonn...
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Spectacular, peaceful and cathartic”
Reviewed September 3, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Flanked by the jutting peninsular of old Poros town to your left and Μπούρτζι island and its satellites to your right, the view out to the abundance of the Aegean from Live-Bio’s airy, bright, and well-equipped studio apartments, is spectacular!

At least once, get up early and take a seat on the spacious balcony to observe the sunrise between the mainland of Poros and Μόδι island: a view so ancient and beautiful at such wee hours of the morning it may make you hallucinate in the foreground you’re seeing the shadows of Xerxes’ triremes all over again!

Live-Bio’s, Magdalena and Periklis, are your consummate hosts! Friendly, welcoming and full of knowledge about Galatas, Poros, the Saronic Islands and the Peloponnesian peninsular in general. Make sure you talk to them if you know little about the place; make sure you talk to them if you know a lot! Live-Bio is their home and Magdalena and Periklis have brought their passions, interests, and joie de vivre to this culturally rich and magnificent part of the world to create a formidable mix. Your studio will have a bound handbook informing you of the spoils a stone’s throw away: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Tiryns… Greece’s former capital, Nafplio, to name but a few! Magdalena and Periklis will have placed at your fingertips some of the best wine, organic olive oil, and beauty products in the region: at once displaying their sincere commitment to local businesses and the local community while providing you with a truly authentic experience.

If you’re thinking about a spectacular, peaceful and cathartic holiday experience - Live-Bio’s the place to go without question.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 12, 2017
Thank you Johnny for such beautiful words... Wow, we are speechless! We thoroughly enjoyed having you with us and certainly hope you can visit us again one day! Or maybe we meet at some other place in the world ;-) We are happy you enjoyed your stay and the Live-Bio experience, gives us so much reward to hear it!
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Jaime E
1 review
“Perfect accomodations right near Poros”
Reviewed August 30, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We enjoyed every aspect of our three- night stay at Live-Bio. Magdalena was an incredible host--beginning by picking us up from the ferry, taking us grocery shopping, suggesting the best places for food and coffee, and continuing to anticipate our every need for the duration of our stay. She was available by text throughout our stay and responded quickly to any questions/needs we had (including calling a taxi, ordering delivery, and doing a load of laundry for us!)

The apartment was exactly as shown in the photos. The interior was all newly finished with lots of space, and a very nice bathroom and kitchen. The apartments have a full-size refrigerator, stove/oven and kitchen supplies, making cooking a convenient option for a night in. The balcony had beautiful views of Poros and was a perfect spot for breakfast and reading. The small pool and lounge chairs were also a nice way to relax without going to far. For a day at the beach- there were close by in Galatas that offer umbrellas and a taverna for lunch.

Walking to town in Galatas took about 20 min and had nice options for restaurants, coffee shops, etc. To get to Poros, small boats go back and forth (24/7) for 1 euro each way and making the island (with its many restaurants, shops, and beaches) very accessible. Overall, it was a great place to spend a few days relaxing and taking in beautiful scenery, and Magdalena made sure we had everything we needed the whole time. I highly recommend Live-Bio and hope we will be able to return again!

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Management Response
Sep 3, 2017
Thank you Jaime and Raj, we thoroughly enjoyed having you with us! You are such a positive and lovely couple! We hope our paths cross again in the future. Good luck with your studies!
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LizAndNZ
NZ
Level 5 Contributor
38 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Amazing views”
Reviewed August 29, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

This is a beautiful, spacious apartment with amazing views across the bay. It is set high in the mountain near Galatos. The room is exactly as shown in the photographs. Our hosts, Magdalena and Periklis, were knowledgeable and tried to give us (and their other guests) a taste of authentic local experiences. We really enjoyed and appreciated this. The sailing day on Periklis' yacht was a high-light. The recent addition of a plunge pool has enhanced the property. Highly recommend this holiday rental to other active, independent travellers.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 3, 2017
Thank you so much Liz, it was lovely to meet you and spend some time together!
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DDMcGarry
Genouilly, France
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Magical place”
Reviewed August 27, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

I absolutely loved our holiday here. The bright airy rooms are beautifully decorated and the large verandah offers spectacular views.
I loved being able to come out first thing in the morning and have a dip in the recently added plunge pool.
Magda hosted a drinks evening which I thoroughly enjoyed and a dinner at the lovely Odyssey restaurant where the food and service surpasses expectations.
A lovely treat was being taken on Perikles' yacht for an afternoon out where we discovered private beaches and were able to swim in the crystal clear waters.
We will be back to visit you.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 29, 2017
Thank you Debbie, it was a great pleasure to meet you, Liz and Sue. We are happy you have good memories from your time here with us :-) Until the next time when we can create new ones!
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Mitzie G
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“An elegant and tastefully appointed studio apartment with a relaxed and comfortable ambience overlooking the Aegean Sea.”
Reviewed August 23, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Our stay at Live-Bio exceeded our expectations. The apartment we had was just as it appears in the photos: fresh white linens on a king-size bed, a large corner day bed with soft cushions, a well-equipped kitchenette and dining area, a spacious bathroom with double vanity and plush bathrobes, everything so clean and fresh it felt just like home. The balcony with its idyllic view out to the little islands in the Aegean was a lovely place to have breakfast, just sit and read, or sip refreshments after a day in the sun. There were also thoughtful and pleasant touches like specially selected local wines in the fridge, their own organic olive oil to try, and locally made luxury skin care products.
What made this place so special were the hosts, Magdalena and Periklis. A fountain of local knowledge, they were glad to help and advise on where to go and what to see in their part of paradise. They have put together wonderful dossier on things to do in and around Galatas and Poros showing not only an intimate knowledge, but also a great love of their region.
Their relationships with the local businesses are a great bonus: Magdalena met us on arrival at the port as our hire car was unexpectedly not available until the next day. They sorted out the issue between themselves and we didn’t have to reorganise or worry about a thing!
We had a great day sailing with Periklis on his yacht, when we swam in crystal clear water and visited some of the otherwise inaccessible beaches and coves. I highly recommend taking a day’s sailing with him when you visit.
We visited a couple of the other islands for a few days, and after that, returned to Live-Bio at the end of our trip. It was like returning home to family with Magdalena once again waiting to meet us at the port.
Magdalena and Periklis have created a haven of relaxation and tranquillity where you can unwind and simply soak up the natural beauty of this wonderful place. It will remain in my fond memories forever and I long for the day when we will return.

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 24, 2017
Dearest Mitzie and Howard, we feel deeply humbled by your words... You made our eyes water a bit too :-) So sweet. We are so happy you enjoyed Live-Bio and everything that it represents. It was a true pleasure to meet you and we know we will be seeing more of you in the future. Can't wait for that :-)
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crestof w
1 review
“Perfect vacations ”
Reviewed August 23, 2017 for a stay in August 2017


Live-Bio is definitely the best place to stay in Galatas, Poros and the whole area.Magdalena and Periklis from Live-Bio are inspiring and innovative people and we really hope that many others could take example of them because they really know how to make a difference in hosting.It is their generosity of spirit that makes the words "hosting" and "hospitality " to have such a poor meaning which can only make me think of the greek word "filoxenia" to adequately describe the feeling of our stay in Live-Bio.The studio is very well equipped,clean with very comfortable bed and a breathtaking view.The bottom line is that Live-Bio means perfect vacations and making good friends.We look forward to visiting Live-Bio again soon!Thank you for Everything!Konstantinos-Ioanna

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Management Response
Aug 26, 2017
Thank you Konstantinos and Ioanna! So lovely to meet you and we are already excited for our next get together! :-)
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edytawojc...
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“I was so surprised...”
Reviewed August 21, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We just came back from our holiday in Livebio. This place and hosting is magical. You wake up with an amazing view, the room is spotless, spacious and you will find all you need during your stay there. For us the most amazing was how we were treated during our stay by Magdalena and Periklis! From an early morning- delicious breakfasts to an evening pizza parties:) They are truly great hosts and we are already planning our next stay there:) Highly recommend Livebio! ❤️

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Management Response
Aug 24, 2017
Edyta, Michal, Karolina, your visit felt like old time friends coming back. You are such a kind, warm, lovely family, we thoroughly enjoyed spending time with you and certainly hope for the next round! Soon! :-)
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