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“A view to remember”
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Condo/Apartment -
Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Poros, Saronic Gulf Islands, Attica

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Katarzyna...
1 review
“A view to remember”
Reviewed 13 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Magdalena and Periklis are the most caring hosts! Their apartments are lovely decorated (white and blue but not cliché greek decor) with attention to detail and very comfortable. The food in nearby restaurants (Odyssey on Poros and Taverna Mpampis in Galatas) is simply amazing! It is definitely the best place to relax. It wasn't our last time there, I can tell you that!

Date of stay: September 2016
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Liked best: view and peace
Liked least: long journey
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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14 Sep 2016
Thank you dearest Kasia! We will be awaiting your and your family return at Live-Bio! We hope it is soon :-) Hugs
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suzyuk078
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 :)

Date of stay: June 2016
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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.

Date of stay: August 2016
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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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Mariana A
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

Date of stay: August 2016
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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!!

Date of stay: July 2016
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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 !!

Date of stay: August 2016
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Liked best: The hospitality of Magdalena and Perikles
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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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
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
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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!

Date of stay: August 2016
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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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