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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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suzanneco...
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
“Truly special place – authentic Greece at its best!”
Reviewed 13 September 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We stayed 10 days in Live-Bio in June and what a truly special place it is.
It is run by Perikles and Magda who have transformed the buildings into beautiful boutique apartments that overlook Poros; the apartments themselves have been designed and crafted with love and care which shines through in the attention to detail of the workmanship, the interiors have been designed tastefully and have a very bright and modern décor.
They are fully equipped with everything you would need even a Nespresso machine - which I was very thankful for in the mornings whilst sat having breakfast on the terrace with the most breath-taking AMAZING views over Poros. The hillside the apartments reside on can be a little tiring walking up in the heat but an easy solution is to rent a scooter which is what we did and it turned out to be lots of fun.

On Galatas you will find a marina with tavernas, supermarkets, pharmacies and by far my favourite amazing artisan coffee shop La Frianderie who also deliver to Live-Bio for those evenings when you are just too tired to move (dam I miss this coffee).
The best tavern we frequented was Babis Taverna - he has the best tzatziki and authentic Greek food in town; don’t even look at the menu just ask him to make a recommendation and have the fresh of the day – he provides a great service and really reasonable prices. Both of these places are located opposite the ferry port.

For a 1 euro ferry ride you can pop over to Poros and enjoy some of the lovely beaches dotted around the island, we visited the monastery which has a nice secluded beach and in the evening on the harbour at Poros you will find a relaxed but vibrant busy atmosphere, all the restaurants are good quality but we particularly enjoyed the food and wine at Apagio and Taverna Poseidon.
We had an absolutely fantastic holiday, everything was so easy and we didn’t have to plan a thing, we enjoyed long sunny days, lovely food, surprisingly crisp and fresh local wines and thoroughly enjoyed our day sailing around with Perikles at the helm which finished with a grand finally thunderstorm 
We found two amazing hosts in Magda and Perikles - the Greek lifestyle is a far cry from my busy life here in London what a true treat, retreat and escape from it all.

I can’t recommend Live-Bio enough it has something that will cater for everyone and it is what you make of it - we certainly enjoyed every second and I am looking forward to visiting again in the near future!

Thank you again MR & Mrs T :)

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Management Response
14 Sep 2016
Dearest Suzanne, you left us speechless... thank you so much for such an amazing review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Live-Bio and took advantage of the local area. We hope to see you again soon and spend more time together! Certainly to share more Greek wine from Nemea - we have discovered some new, lovely ones recently :-) Big hugs! Mr&Mrs T :-)
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TOtuTOtam...
Warsaw, Poland
2 reviews
“bio addicted from biodiversity ;)”
Reviewed 9 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

If you like sandy beaches, cold beer and drinks, comfortable sun loungers, proximity to attractions, obliging waiters, known delicacies, and other all-inclusive options ... Do not come here! Do not spoil this place! Leave them alone and go far away! Select your favorite travel agent and forget about Live Bio!

However, if you know that the rest is a state of mind ... go to the booking module asap. I will not describe atractions - experience them yourself because I know Magda & Pericles adapt them to you. Take a glass of wine. Feel the freedom. Take a walk. Take another glass of wine. Eat octopus. Swim a little. Another glass will be nice. Sail. Burn yourself on the sun. Play with kids. Talk with friends. Meet new. Discover - remember - live in a bio style. It is worth to try. It will be never forget.

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Liked best: owners ;) charming atmosphere
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Management Response
12 Sep 2016
We feel we have new friends now, so glad you chose Live-Bio for your holidays! We loved spending time with you! Thank you and see you soon!
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marianalc...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great experience”
Reviewed 8 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

My relationship with Magda started a lot earlier than my arrival at LiveBio, as a friend in common put us in touch. We got along straight away and face to face the feeling was absolutely the same!
Magda and Periklis are great hosts and their passion for their business makes your stay much more enjoyable!
Yep, it's true: the views are indeed breathtaking! My room was fantastic and very comfortable.
My favourite thing besides the view were the sailing trips! A new passion was born there!
Hope to see you guys soon again!
Mariana

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Liked best: Sailing trips and the views!
Travelling group: Solo
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Management Response
9 Sep 2016
Thank you so much Mariana! We felt so comfortable with you all the time. It felt like we have been friends forever :-) We hope to see you soon, back in Greece of course ;-)
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_magann_p...
Brussels, Belgium
1 review
“Best view ever :-)”
Reviewed 5 September 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We decided to stay at Live-bio because we liked the photo of the view on the website. But we were not prepared for what we saw when we arrived – when Magda opened the door of our apartment and led us to the terrace we saw the most amazing view we have ever had during our holidays. It is really breath-taking and for this view it is worth spending some time at Live-bio. You basically do not want to move away from the terrace because the view is so hypnotising and beautiful both during the day and at night.

But it's worth staying at Live-bio not only for the view but also for its lovely owners. Both Magda and Pericles are incredible hosts not limiting themselves to handing you the keys but being available to all requests and giving you the best advice on what to, where to eat or have a swim. They also organise tailored-made activities so you can discover the region with the best possible guides. Our highlights were: the cooking class organised in a restaurant run by a friend of Magda and Pericles and a sailing tour at night to hear a concert from the sea (just magic!).
We were there with two kids (5 and 7) and it is true that the road uphill is steep so might be a challenge to go up with during the day with little kids when it is very hot. So we recommend having a car. But even without a car (which we did not have one) you will manage as you can spend the day at a nearby beach and go back to the room in the evening when it is cooler. Taxis are also a good option cheap and available to take you to Galatas or the Poros Island which has nice beaches too. We also recommend vising Hydra. We really loved it, a very special place.
Overall we spent a great week in Live-bio, so highly recommended!!

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Liked best: great view
Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
7 Sep 2016
We loved having you with us! We are looking forward to the next time already ;-)
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cll902
Berlin, Germany
1 review
“great time in galatas!”
Reviewed 30 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We spent a wonderful week with our family(2 kids) in one of the spacious apartments of magdalena and perilkles. the view from the balcony is really spectacular! the apartment is cosy and comfortable-and we appreciated the air condition very much.
From the first moment when Perikles picked us up at the boat in galatas we felt warmly welcomed and throughout our stay our hosts were very helpful and generous-their recommendations for restaurants,shops and beaches were excellent.
we will never forget perilkes lecture about greek olive oil while sitting on their terrace
drinking wine and experiencing steves favorites olives:-)
when our little girls were not in the mood to climb up the hill,it was easy to get a cab to get back to the apartment.
we hope to come back very soon to this special place !!

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Liked best: The hospitality of Magdalena and Perikles
Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
31 Aug 2016
We loved having you with us! Thank you for your kind words and we hope to reconnect again soon! :-)
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Sussie33
New York City, New York
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“The most wonderful venue and hosts!”
Reviewed 25 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Live Bio was an extraordinary experience. I began the trip by myself and made immediate friends with Periklis and Magdalena and a few other lovely people staying on the property. The generous hospitality they offer is truly unique.They are such kind and welcoming hosts - and super fun as well! We will be life-long friends I am sure. The views from the studio are spectacular, the rooms spacious and comfortable and local restaurants and residents, welcoming and friendly. Don't forget to taste their exquisite hand made Olive Oil. Delicious! Their knowledge of the area and surrounding islands was so helpful and made the trip very special. Each restaurant experience better than the next - but the sailing trips! WOW! incredible. Fun, fun, fun and the coves that we went to only accessible by boat, offered clear crystalline swimming waters the likes you rarely see. An ideal adventure holiday for any traveler.Looking forward to returning next summer!

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Liked best: The stunning views and the owners, sailing trips and the local restaurants.
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
25 Aug 2016
Hi Sue, thank you for your kind words. We also don't have enough to say about how much we enjoyed meeting you and spending time with you. Good luck with your new ventures and we are sure we will be in touch!
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Rebecca Z
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Paradise in Galatas”
Reviewed 24 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

I can't say enough good things about Live-Bio, and its excellent hosts!

Everything was smooth and easy from the start: Magdalena met me with her car at Galatas off the boat from Poros, and very kindly helped me buy some groceries from local businesses in the village, before taking me up the hill to the beautiful Live Bio properties.

That was when things went from very pleasant and hospitable to breathtaking: my mouth dropped when she opened the door to my apartment, and I saw the view over Poros and the sea. I found it hard to tear myself away from the balcony in the mornings and evenings, and before dinner delighted in sitting outside in the warm sun and cool breeze, looking over Poros at sunset and into dusk as the lights flickered on across the island.

The flat itself is large, modern and airy, with all the appliances you might need in the kitchen and bathroom. The bed was enormous and tremendously comfortable. The location is serene, quiet and beautiful.

Everything is walkable, from the local beaches down the hill to the little town of Galatas. The hill walk back up is steep, but that's the price for the view! (And makes you feel more virtuous about eating all that excellent Greek food...)

There are lovely short walks in the area (ask Magdalena and Periklis!), particularly a beautiful hilltop walk to Galatas, that takes you up over the crest away from the sea, and into a suddenly different world of olive groves and small homesteads.

And, if you are interested in yoga, ask Magdalena to take you with her for a practice by the sea at the private beach. We went for an hour one evening at sunset and it was the most beautiful experience (and she is an excellent teacher!).

In short, everything is perfect! Go to Live-Bio, embrace the beautiful landscape and lifestyle Periklis and Magdalena are working to create, and enjoy getting to know two lovely, well-travelled and thoughtful hosts. I would love to come back and stay again!

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Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
25 Aug 2016
Rebecca, it was such a pleasure to have you with us! We enjoyed every moment spent with you! We would love to host you again in the future, hopefully for longer. Great chats, fantastic yoga session (thank you for your compliment :-)) and generally wonderful memories. See you again!
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