Doukades

This traditional hill village is situated a few kilometres from Palaiokastritsa. The name of the settlement came from its first inhabitants who bore the name Doukas (meaning duke). The village probably originated during a period of devastating pirate raids on Corfu’s coastal communities when people retreated to the more remote interior.

The earliest written reference to Doukades is from 1616. Of architectural interest are the restored stone mansion of the Theotokis family, the Venetian "Sagrado" of Quartanos, the Koraggios mansion, and the more recent late 19th century primary school building at the entrance of the village.

After a walk around this pleasant village you can enjoy a meal or a drink at one of the tavernas and bars in the central square.

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