Corfu is one of the northwestern islands of the Ionian Sea and Greece.The visitor can enjoy many different experiences during his vacation as it is a cosmopolitan island that exudes a sense of nobility with many attractions and historical monuments.
Hiking in green areas, walking in the picturesque alleys ( καντούνι < medieval greek καντούνι < Venetian canton ) and in the historic center of the city which is considered a museum and has been declared as a cultural UNESCO World Heritage Site in Greece.
Swimming in the crystal clear waters with the endless beautiful sandy and pebble shores. The inaccessible beaches with the unique waters you can visit with boats which are rented from many parts of the island. They are not the only ones that make Corfu one of the most beautiful Greek islands as each region has its own history.
The city of Corfu is characterized by a strong Venetian element, but also by English and French influences. Venetians, French and English dominated the island and leave their own legacy in architecture, culture and gastronomy.
Spianada, in the historical center the largest square in Greece but also in the Balkans, the Old and New Fortress, Achillion -the royal mansion of the Empress of Austria Sissy, the palace of Mon Repos, the island of Vidos at the entrance of the port in which is accessible by boat and Pontikonisi as well.
Apart from the church of Agios Spyridon, the patron saint of the island located in the historic center, there are many churches and monasteries that date back to before the 11th century and church icons, vestments, books and religious utensils of inestimable value. As you visit the villages of Corfu you realize that it is not the city that makes it special.
The picturesque villages that are scattered from one end to the other transport him to another era with nice and hospitable people. And last but not least the enjoyment of local products and delicacies in every picturesque village.
Depending on the season, there are many celebrations that the visitor can attend, such as the very popular Easter ritual, the carnival and the processions for Saint Spyridon. All celebrations are accompanied by music as Corfu has the largest music and spiritual tradition in Greece. It is lucky who can enjoy the Corfu Philharmonic Orchestra in the cantons of the city and especially Easter where most of the Philharmonic Orchestras participate.
An unforgettable experience.
Villa Dimoulitsa is located in a beautiful and picturesque village in Doukades, a village that belongs to the municipality of Paleokastritsa.
Doukades is one of the most impressive villages of Corfu that has been characterized as a “traditional settlement” taking its name from the first inhabitants who had the surname “Doukas” (Duke). 900 meters from the villa you are in the village square.
While wandering in its alleys you can discover the impressive mansions such as the stone house of Theotokis, who was the prime minister of the country from 1899-1909, the church of Panagia Mesochoritissa, which was named because it is located right in the center of the village and the extremely well maintained elementary school with Venetian architecture that you will find at the entrance of the village.
It is worth enjoying the path that leads to the church of Agios Symeon, where you can admire the bays of Paleokastritsa, the bay of Liapades, the area of Livadi of Ropa and even the city of Corfu.
Before returning to Villa Dimoulitsa, enjoy the Corfiot pastitsada in the taverns in the village that are said to offer the best.