Don't even know where to start, thinking of all our summer highlights at live-bio. But actually it of course begins with the pleasure to meet Magdalena and Periklis. From minute one it's been more of a friend- rather than host-guest relationship. They are super caring and support you with literally everything. Most of all their open, engaging and welcoming personalities makes everyone feel like at home. The beauty of the place and comfiness of apartments is astonishing. Usually I don't get melted away with sun and moon rises but the sea views you can enjoy from all balconies facing the east side are mind blowing. If I had been an ancient greek dramatist this would have been my place of inspiration to write epic theatre plays in early morning hours :-). There countless things to explore in the area and Magdalena & Periklis never hesitate to share their suggestions, organise something for you or just to share their in depth knowledge about the area and its history.
One of my personal highlights about the apartment was that the fridge is filled with a selection of FINEST local wines for more than reasonable prices. These you can enjoy in the evening after an exciting day at on of the local beaches, exploring Galatas and Posros by bicycle or walking, doing a sight seeing trip or hopping to the islands Hydra or Spetses (both just a 30 to 40 min ferry ride away). If you feel like having dinner on Poros you can just walk into town (20min walk from live-bio) and take one of the taxi boats to the island. No worries about returning back late as the taxi boats commute back and forth all night!!
Staying at live-bio gave us the opportunity to meet many other impressive people...have countless inspiring conversations and get simply carried away by the astonishing yet subtle beauty of its surroundings. And once you have left the place and look at the pictures you realise even more what a great treasure this whole experience was.
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I can’t recommend Live Bio highly enough! We have never been welcomed by a host so warm – Magdalena greeted us at the ferry in Poros (although we were one hour late due to the hectic month of August in Athens), crossed us over to Galatas, let us do some shopping and drove us to the villa. We had a great time in their lovely location: the view was breathtaking, the room itself was clean, luminous and equipped with everything you could possibly need for he perfect getaway. The place is perfectly suited for both couples and family with children and they can cater for all your needs and provide high quality local products. As for Poros, we recommend exploring the island by scooter or car and discover all the hidden gems this place has to offer. All in all, a great experience and we would come back again any time!
Live-Bio is the most perfect holiday retreat! I opted for the new weeklong package and greatly enjoyed exploring Galatas and Poros with Magdalena and Periklis. If you're looking for spectacular views, genuine Greek culture, delicious food, activities in nature, or just relaxing, Live-Bio is your place!
Lovely Place! The best vacation ever! The studios are amazing just like the photographs. If you want to wake up in the morning and enjoy a beautiful view and have a lovely breakfast on the balcony and feel like you are in paradise...this is the right place for you. If you want to visit secluded beaches ideal for diving and snorkeling and drink cocktails in one of the Top 10 beach bars, Magi will drive you to the right places or provide bicycles to explore on your own. If you want some adventurous experience like going to a concert while on a boat, then Periklis will welcome you on board Naziara, share with you a fresh beer and provide you with tunes on the way back home so you may feel like you are in a romantic movie scene. Apart from that, Poros is a lovely island for exploration and there are beaches for all tastes - organized and wild. In both cases, a great experience is guaranteed. The food was amazing and decently priced. Overall, we felt like we were lost in time!
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.