The Byzantine landowner Rossopoulos or Roussopoulos is credited for the village’s name. According to tradition, the village was originally built northeast of today’s site, along the sea towards Hortarolimni, but the residents abandoned it due to pirate threats and relocated it behind the hill of Korakas. Old temple ruins may be found in numerous locations all through the rural area, providing an example of ancient living. The remains of Agioklapsos (Agios Klimis) are more notable, since they include remnants of marble columns, suggesting the existence of a Byzantine temple.