We stayed at Live-Bio on our first trip to the beautiful island of Poros in September 2017. From the beginning, the hosts made us feel so welcome. Magdalena and Periklis are a beautiful couple full of life, laughter and love. They are very interactive with their guests, but still respect privacy, thereby maintaining a perfect balance for any guest(s)! As for the place itself, it is perched on the top of a hill with a view second to none. Each day you will wake up and be stunned. The place is very airy, comfortable and clean. They even provide local wines for a great price in your room, local olive oil products, and their very own produced olive oil (MUST try!). This is the best Airbnb we have ever stayed in. HIGHLY recommended!!!!
Thanks to life's crazy twists and turns, I was fortunate to spend 10 magical days at Live-Bio. The property itself is beautifully located on a mountain side minutes away from Galatas, and it overlooks the bluest Aegean Sea waters you'll ever see as well as the picturesque town island of Poros. Magdalena and Periklis are amazing hosts that are incredibly knowledgeable about everything from the local wines and the best places to experience the rich Greek gastronomy, through to sailing around the Sardonic islands. I can't wait to be back next year!
I've been to nearly 60 countries in four continents, yet the time spent at Live Bio this September was so beautiful it makes the rest of the world pale in comparison. The property is majestically located on a hill that affords each apartment an outstanding seaview. My partner and I were originally planning a short stay... yet we ended up experiencing 10 enchanting days and still we couldn't get enough of the place; a place which is truly breath-taking, close to nature, local and authentic. However, it must be noted the real beauty lies in the people. Magdalena and Periklis are marvellous hosts that make you feel at home no matter how far home is. They organised for us a range of activities spanning from organic soap making and Greek cooking classes through to hiking, biking around Poros island, delicious dinners at local tavernas, Nemea region wine tasting and even sailing on their own boat around Spetses and Hydra islands - our personal favourite! They both have extensive travel experience which they successfully combine with an organic local touch that can only belong to this beautiful corner of Peloponnese. I highly recommend visiting Live Bio to anyone seeking the real Greek experience, the closeness to nature and the presence of people who know how to make your stay an unforgettable one.
This is not just a very good place to stay in Poros, this is something more: conceptual, cultural, modern, filled with personal attitude, travel experience and good souls of the hosts (Periklis and Magdalena) which feels in every touch and detail of the place (Periklis suggested to call it "guest village" :-)). These are all reasons why the place attracts so many interesting people there. Do not ignore invitations of hosts for events, dinners, etc. - this is the best way to explore local culture and food. So, just go, enjoy and gain your own "never-forget" experience. P.S. The hill is really not so steep as it looks like - we've walked up several times at night after a dinner in Poros.
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!