In 1983, with the help of the Ministry for Sexual Equality, 24 women started the Co-operative which now comprises a total membership of 36.
The Co-operative ,which is non-political, was formed to increase and expand the opportunities for women of the area to be more independent and in particular to be able to enjoy an income for their own by meeting the demand for tourist accommodation.
They can now offer a wide range of accommodation, from a simple room with shared facilities to a fully equipped studio/apartment suitable for families. They are situated all over the village – some with sea views and others set in little gardens or country yards or on working farms.
A beautiful breakfast is usually included often consisting of home grown products.
During the summer the woman also operate a restaurant which is situated in the Main Square of Petra, where they cook their and maybe your favorite Greek dishes.