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Condo/Apartment -
Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Poros, Saronic Gulf Islands, Attica

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Rjc1992
Adelaide, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“If you're looking for paradise, look no further!”
Reviewed 13 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

While we had an idea of what to expect when it came to visiting Live Bio, neither photos nor reviews can truly do it justice. A melting pot of adventurous activities (think sailing the Aegean Sea, or cycling the idyllic island of Poros), accompanied by the feeling of complete serenity, Live Bio truly has something for everyone.

We were greeted on Poros Island after an hour's ride on the ferry from Athens, then crossed over to Galatas to start our true Grecian adventure. From showing us the best places to go for coffee, fresh produce and brilliant meals, we felt incredibly welcome during our stay, and that we weren't leaving as strangers, but as friends.

Magdalena and Periklis have done a magnificent job of creating the most challenging step in accommodation- the feeling of community. Already can't wait to return!

Date of stay: July 2016
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Liked best: The view from the balcony overlooking Poros Island
Liked least: The steep hill climb ;)
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
13 Jul 2016
It was wonderful to have you with us! Thank you for your kindness :-) See you in September 2017!
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Clivros
St Austell, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Life on high at Live-Bio”
Reviewed 10 July 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Blessed with a hill-top location, the Live-Bio complex has stunning views over the southern approaches to Poros Island. The well equipped apartment had almost everything you might need and was beautifully presented. And from the balcony - the fantastic view. The project is still somewhat a work in progress and a 4 star rating rather undercalls its real appeal. It will improve once it is nearer completion. The owners are a delightful couple, helpful, thoughtful and a pleasure to deal with. The hill-top location does impose some restrictions regarding access - visitors would be well advised to have their own means of transport.

Date of stay: May 2016
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Liked best: The views and the presentation of the apartment
Liked least: The steep hill
Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
11 Jul 2016
Thank you Clive! We will endeavour to make it worth your 5 stars, promise :-) Lots of projects/ideas at hand just need time to complete them. Looking forward to meeting you again later this year!
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Magdalena...
1 review
“Such a wonderful place- highly recommended!”
Reviewed 8 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

My wife and I spent 4 amazing days at Live-Bio and loved it. Our gorgeous bungalow apartment was located on a hill overlooking Poros harbor and had a breathtaking view. We had the freedom to explore the countryside, beaches and the town and Magdalena (the super charming and knowledgable owner) gave us excellent advice so we felt like we were truly living in Greece, not just there as tourists. What sets Live-Bio apart is that Magdalena and Pericles (her husband and co-owner) also offer really cool activities in conjunction with local restaurants and artisans. For example my wife and I took a Greek cooking class at a local restaurant through Live-Bio and it was awesome. ** In summary - it's the perfect place whether you want to explore or just relax on a beach or simply enjoy the peaceful Greek pace of life. **

Date of stay: June 2016
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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
10 Jul 2016
So happy to have had you with us! Even for a few days. So glad you had a good time and we hope you visit us again in the future :-) Next time maybe some sailing? ;-)
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Radosia
2 reviews
“Amazing vacation at Live- Bio”
Reviewed 12 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

A week stay at Live-Bio was a present from our children. It was the most relaxing vacation we had in a long time! Beautiful views, peace and tranquility! Great food! The amazing atmosphere that Magda and Periklis create made our vacation even better. They put their whole lives and hearts into Live-Bio and thats why the stay here was so special. We'll definetely come back for a longer vacation!

Date of stay: May 2016
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Management Response
13 Jun 2016
Thank you so much for all the kind words and for a beautiful gift! :-) It was such a pleasure to have you with us! We will be looking forward to your next visit!
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Rlw778
London
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“This was one of my very favourite holiday experiences ever!”
Reviewed 2 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Periklis and Magdalena went above and beyond to make our stay with them comfortable and enjoyable and have put so much thought and effort into making Live-Bio a truly wonderful place to stay. We were greeted by Magdalena in Galatas who took us to the local shops to buy some food other essentials, helping us to pick out some in season fruit and vegetables and excellent cheeses. Live-Bio is in a truly beautiful location - we so enjoyed relaxing on the balcony and walking around the olive groves. The apartment itself was extremely comfortable and nicely decorated - we had everything we could need. This is a great place to stay if you are looking for a slice of authentic Greek life away from the crowds of tourists. Periklis kindly dropped us back into town very early on our last morning - we were sad to leave but can't wait to return

Date of stay: May 2016
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Liked best: Beautiful balcony
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
10 Jul 2016
Thank you guys for such kind words! We are happy you have enjoyed yourselves and will be looking forward to welcoming you again :-)
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sofiakara...
Athens, Greece
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Stunning view, warm hospitality”
Reviewed 31 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We recently spent three days at Live-Bio and it was the second time I left Athens for a long weekend at Periklis and Magdalena’s fantastic property. If you come once, you will definitely want to come back. The studios are very spacious, fully equipped, tastefully decorated and the view from the balcony is so amazing that no pictures we took (and we took a lot!) could ever capture it. Periklis and Magdalena are great hosts, offering their guests a holistic, unforgettable experience during their stay: a candlelight dinner tasting local products, Greek wine and the delicious olive oil they produce themselves, sailing on their own sailing boat, “Naziara”, to the beautiful island of Hydra, swimming and strolling around in Poros island, were just a few of the things we had the opportunity to do during these 3 days. Live-Bio is not just a place to stay. You leave feeling full, relaxed and knowing that you made two great friends.

Date of stay: May 2016
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Sildeniz
Izmir, Turkey
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Pictures are never enough! ”
Reviewed 16 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

When we first decided to stay at Live-Bio, we were amazed by the pictures. We tought that rooms are well decorated and and have nice view. But as soon as we check in, we have met with Periklis, and his nice behaviour. He was always there when we need something and always so helpful. And also room's facilities, decoration & view are much more better than we see on their page. No better place for me to stay in Poros & Galatas :)

Date of stay: April 2016
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Management Response
17 May 2016
Thank you for your kind words Sultan, we hope we meet one day in beautiful Izmir!
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