The Malevizi province, on the heart of which you do this route, has taken its name from the Venetian fortress Malvicino, which was on the top of the hill between the villages of Keramoutsi and Korfes. The location which nowadays called Kastelli Malevizi, has an excellent view of almost all the province of Malevizi and controls the passage to Mylopotamos.
It is considered that the fort was built by the Genoese pirate Enrico Pescatore during the Genoese occupation of Crete (1206-1211). For the name Malvicino, which means a bad neighbor, there are two theories. According to the first theory, which is the most prevalent, the name derives from the Malvicini war machines (bad neighbors) with which the fort was equipped. According to the second theory, the name derives from the proximity of the fortress with the unbearable mountainous areas of Malevizi and Mylopotamos in which the Cretans rebels were hiding and constantly caused problems to the conquerors.