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).
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