Sikinos’s name was changed during the Frankokratia and renamed to Sykandros due to the large fig production. Moreover, in the nautical charts of the time Sikinos appears with the name of Zetine or Setine and Setin.
Nowadays, there are two villages located at Sikinos, Allopronia, being the port, and another higher up in the hills called Chora. Chora is composed of two settlements adjacent to each other, Castro and Chorio. Castro’s name derives from the medieval castle of the 12th-13th century built on the top of the hill and Chorio is well known for its renovated traditional 400 years old houses.