German author Christophi Fürer, of a noble German family, visited Cyprus:
On 29 March we approached the island on its southern side and landed at the port of Salines, where we gave thanks to God for he had brought us back safe and sound from the hands of the infidel to a Christian country, for at that time Cyprus was still subject to the Venetians. This island was of old called various names. Josephus asserts that it was called Chetima from Chetim, son of Javan, the grandson of Noah. Xenagoras, as we have him in Pliny, called it from its fertility Macaria the blessed, also Aspelia and Amathusia. Philonides names it Corastis, Timosthenes Acamantis, Astynomus Cryptos and Colinia.