LISTAROS S.A was established in the summer of 2002 from a group of old fellow students and friends that share a common passion and a common belief. A passion for Greece and Crete…and the belief that new alternative forms of tourism are feasible in Crete and more particularly in the broad region of western Messara.
Despite experiencing the negative impact of mass tourism and depopulation, Messara remains a region known for its natural beauty and cultural heritage. A ‘fine’ example of depopulation - that is until three years ago - was the settlement (village) Listaros that is also the place of birth of one of the co-founders of Listaros Inc.
Its impressive architecture and untouched natural scenery was the force that drove the founders’ to invent a more traditional and definitely alternative option for tourists to spend their vacations in an unexplored part of Crete.
Our goal is to “reveal” that special part of Crete, the traveler has not yet explored in an environment that respects our guests and their modern needs. Moving to a scenery different from the one found at the northern part of the island, we wish to promote the rich natural, cultural, ethnic, architectural elements as well as the famous diet of the Messara region.