The Corfu Museum of Banknotes, the only one of its kind in Greece, has been operating in Corfu since 1981. It is housed on the top floor of the Alpha Bank Building, a beautiful neoclassical mansion in St. Spyridon Square (Plakada). The exhibitions are spread out over five nicely decorated halls.
The moulds for the first greek banknotes are of great interest as well as the envelopes, stamps and rubber stamps which have great value to collectors.
There is a big collection of old and modern, Greek and international banknotes, including the first banknote of the first Greek goverment in 19th century. On the 2nd floor you can watch the process of issuing banknotes.
The building that is housing the banknote exhibition is the same building that housed the first bank of Greece in 1845 and has remained a bank ever since.
Since you are in area, have a quick look in the two churches across the building, St John and Faneromeni which are decorated with excellent icons of the cretan and ionian school of arts.
The banknotes museum is just 500 metres walk from the main square of Corfu town. You can use the parking of the main square for approximately 3 Euros if you are coming by car.
Entrance to the museum is free of charge; opens 0900-1400 and 1730-2030 on Wednesdays and Fridays, 0900-1500 on Thursday and 0830-1530 during the weekends.
You can visit it during your free time if you choose our tour to Achillion Palace and St. Spyridon curch.