Korkotas (Gr: Ο Κορκοτάς, Tr: Korkot) was a village in the Chaldia region which before the Exchange of Populations of 1923, comprised approximately 60 families. According to George Kandilaptis the first settler in the village during the Comnenos Dynasty was Ioannis Kourkouas. He built the first temple in the village which was named Hagios Ioannis Chrysotomos. The village saw an influx of residents from Zermoudaswho were fleeing the islamicisations during the period 1828-30. Korkotas was located in a very barren region.
Source: The Encyclopaedia of Pontian Hellenism