One of the most picturesque and beautiful villages of the northern part of Corfu is Doukades. It is declared as a traditional settlement, built of stone at an altitude of 170 meters above the cosmopolitan Palaiokastritsa. The village is first mentioned in a notary act of 1616 .
The name of the village, according to some researchers, derived from its first residents, who all had the surname Doukas . It is 20 km from Corfu town and the airport and approximately 4 km from the idyllic beach of Palaiokastritsa.
A path through the forest will lead you to the chapel of Agios Symeon, at an altitude of 350 meters. From there you can see, Palaiokastritsa and the bay of Liapades on one side and the city of Corfu on the other. In Doukades is situated, probably the most impressive residence of the Corfiot countryside, the old mansion of the Theotokis family, of approximately 1.000 square meters which has been renovated recently and uncovers all its greatness.
Its amenities include small traditional taverns and and coffee shops .
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