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“great time in galatas!”
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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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cll902
Berlin, Germany
1 review
“great time in galatas!”
Reviewed 31 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
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
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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
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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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
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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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Travelling group: Solo
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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Medders68...
Derby, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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“Breathtaking views and amazing hosts”
Reviewed 15 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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Difficult to explain how good this place actually is. I don't normally write reviews of places I've stayed but wanted to make an exception.

It's the first place I've stayed where my photos of the view actually look like the ones on the website. It's quite breathtaking.

Magdalena and Periklis are excellent hosts and they invited us to their place a few evenings with some of the other guests to share fresh local food like baked figs and blue cheese, their own olive oil and bread and some fabulous local wine, yes fabulous Greek wine.

The apartments are clean, spacious and really comfortable, oh and have I mentioned the views?!? They happily ferried us around when they were available and we needed it so saved on rental car and they took us on a couple of excursions to places like Methana volcano and an ancient theatre etc.

Made us feel incredibly welcome. We will be back! Well it would be rude not to as who else will sit and drink whiskey with Periklis in the evening?

Thank you from the Medcalfs

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Management Response
16 Aug 2016
Thank you so much Paul! So glad to have met you and the boys! We loved the time spent together! We hope to see you again, next time with Sherri :-)
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Plushkind
Moscow, Russia
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48 reviews
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“Excellent”
Reviewed 11 August 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We (me, my spouse and our 2.5 years old son) spent 2 months in this charming place - arrived in the beginning of June and stayed till the end of July.

Location. Very easy to get there from Athens, either by speedboat or by car. Galatas is not touristic place that/s why everything is significantly cheaper than in most popular destinations in Greece. One very good beach is just 20 min walking or 5 min driving – 3 Euro per sunbed for the whole day, includes coffee or juice. Even in high season the beach is not overpopulated, a bit more people on weekends, mostly locals or from the nearby hotel.
There was everything we needed for a good life in Galatas: very good fish and meat shops, 2 supermarkets, one excellent confectioner’s shop, outstanding coffee shop and a number of taverns.
Poros island is 1 minute by taxi boat from Galatas quay (1 Euro per person, 5 Euro per car on a big ferry). The island is very green and the main quay in marina is picturesque and busy. There are a lot of bars and restaurants there, all possible attractions for day and nightlife. There are also some very nice beaches there.

Premises. Quite high on the hill with the good access from the main road. Contemporary and bright interior, fully furnished kitchen, full size bathroom. Fully operational AC - we had been using it not very often, were sleeping with open windows. Huge open terrace with astonishing panoramic view - sea is 180 degrees. The view is so nice that I think it’s best I ever had.

Live Bio. Magdalena and Periklis cared about us during the whole stay. After a couple of days we started feeling there as at home. They created an incredibly friendly atmosphere in Live Bio, the one we are going to miss a lot. Thank you and hope to see you again!

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
11 Aug 2016
Dearest Ilya, Lena, Robert, you have been absolutely wonderful guests! Thank you so much for your kind words, we are super happy you enjoyed your 2 month stay with us :-) We would love to see you again in the future! Wherever it might be, but of course you are always very much welcome at Live-Bio! Lots of love
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