Origin of name BICORNA

Bicorna is the one of Venetian names of the area of Apokoronas Municipality. (Bicorno,Appicorna,Appicorno,Ipokoronion etc)

This particular name has been given from Venetians (the 13th century ) due to the two geological projections of Aptera and Kokkino Chorio, which give the impression of two horns.

As shown in the map of the Venetian period SW of Plaka there was a castle with the areas name. (Castel Bicorna )

This castle is preserved until today and its ruins can be seen a while after Kalyves to the same road going to Almyrida anad Plaka.

The entire area of castle is classified as preserved.