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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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! ❤️