The village is reported in the following documents:
Provincial plain in 1577 from Fr. Barozzi, as "Coxari"
The Castle guard in 1583
The Royal in 1630
Turkish census of 1671 as "Koksari", with 42 taxes
In a document of 1378 from the files of the Dukes of Chandacas (Heraklion) is reported "Costi coiri" from Chania.
The village was a feudal property of the Grego family and a part of the village was given as a dowry to Helena Grego, who married the poet Marco Antonio Foskolo. Foskolo wrote the comedy "Furtunato" or "Fortounatos" in 1655 (see Greeklish).