Richard Pococke travelled in the southern part of the island:

We went on to the other side of Cape Bianco and came to two delightful villages which are contiguous. They are called Episcopi and Colosse. These villages are finely watered and most beautifully improved with mulberry trees and silkworms and also with a great number of orange and lemon gardens. At the south end of Colosse there is an antient preceptor of the knights of St John of Jerusalem, which is now in ruins; there are likewise the remains of a very high aqueduct that conveyed water to it and I saw an epitaph of the priors of the place, who died in one thousand four hundred and fifty three.