Mousata isn’t one of the oldest villages of Livathos. Its founding dates back to the period of the Venetian Rule, about the beginning of the 16th century. Georgopoulos seems to be the first settler of Mousata; he came from the Peleponese and settled on the island at the time when the Venetian rulers allowed the settlement of people from other areas, due to the fact that barbaric raids and pirate ransacking had almost lead the island to being deserted.
Since arable land was limited, many became sailors or immigrants. But they produced oil and vegetables. Later on, small industrial activity, which is still evident today, was particularly developed. Blacksmithing, tsipouriti distillation, flax cultivation and processing and others flourished.