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Banknote Museum of the Ionian Bank

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Pretty good

If you are a fan of history then you should definitely visit this museum. Entrance was free and we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Veroia, Greece
via mobile
Greek money and history

If you like history you can have a mini lesson on modern Greek history by visiting this... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2018
Mike L
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Iroon Kypriakou Agona Square | 49100 Corfu, Greece, 49100, Greece
+30 2661 041552
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a fan of history then you should definitely visit this museum. Entrance was free and we very much enjoyed our time in the museum. The museum curator and the lady on the front desk were so nice with us. An experience you...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed September 7, 2018

If you like history you can have a mini lesson on modern Greek history by visiting this museum. Indeed the start covers very early money as well. Fanatstic banknotes on display from the founding of modern Greece, wars, occupation, inflation ( 100 billion note) through...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Mike L
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

The tour guide that has been working there for approx. 15 years was fantanstic. She took us through all the history with interesting stories, especially during the 2nd world war.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Vijay C
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

We were very surprised especially as it cost nothing to get in. The guide was welcoming and took through all the displays at what we would consider a very reasonable pace at the same time allowing us to read ourselves about the exhibits before moving...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank HG985
Reviewed September 3, 2017

This was a chance find in the centre of Corfu old town. Not everyone's taste, but a really intriguing introduction to Greek and Ionian history through its currency - an antidote to the run-of-the-mill tourist attractions on the island. Mainly to do with banknotes (but...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank HeritageFan2014
Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

With two extraordinarily knowledgeable and engaging guides, one is guided through, what is in effect, as good a guide to Greek history, via its banknotes, that you will ever likely be given. Detailed, but always interesting, this superb museum compares very favourably with any comparable...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank John C
Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

The lady who works there is so friendly and elegant! If you are interested in history, finance or just museums in general, definitely recommend!

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Zuqwiqwee
Reviewed July 17, 2017

We thought this would be a fun museum to visit as my husband is coin collector, so anything to do with money is interesting. We had a personal guide who was incredible sharing details about the well presented displays as well as answering our questions...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank PamYoung
Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

Had a couple of spare hours left and headed towards this little museum. A 'subsidiary' of Alpha Bank and absolutely fantastic. A young man took me for 30 minutes around the exhibition and explained the history of Ionnian and Greek banknotes. One of the best...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank PeterD218
Reviewed May 20, 2017

If you have a spare 15 minutes or so pop into this Banknote Museum. Its a history of the first ever Greek Banknote to the present day. The guides are excellent so friendly and informative and information is displayed in both Greek and English. It...More

Date of experience: May 2017
4  Thank Spiro V
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