The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease visited Arpera village:
Today we went to Arpera and dined. This is the finest garden in Cyprus as the Aga says, was built by two bishops of Citium (relatives to each other and of the present possessors), about 20 years ago. But it is singular that the four who have been bishops from that family (Χάβα) have all been killed by the government. The chiflick is in a bad state. Though it might become valuable.