Sleeping in Airports

Kithira Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Kathira Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

KIT Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Kithira Island National Airport.

What to Expect

The tiny terminal at Kithira Airport (code: KIT) handles regular flights to Athens and a few seasonal routes in summer. Facilities are very basic, with a snack bar and a small souvenir shop. We are unable to confirm whether WiFi is available.

Where to Sleep

The airport has very limited operating hours and closes nightly, so camping out here is not possible. For uninterrupted sleep, the closest hotels are 30 minutes from the airport. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Kithira Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Kythereia Hotel – (30 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. Taxi costs approx. 25€ each way. » Check Rates
  • Venardos Hotel – (30 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Aposperides Hotel – (30 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Kithira Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges in Kithira Airport.

Airport WiFi/Internet

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether internet access is available. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free shopping is not available. Shopping is limited to the sales of local products.

Food & Drinks – A snack bar is available.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Visitor Terrace – Get a bird’s eye view of the airport complex on the Sun Terrace. Entry is free of charge, and only during summer months. Location: Main Building, 2nd Floor.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 5:00AM – 11:30PM.


Kithira Airport is served by the following airlines: Olympic Air • Sky Express. Note – other airlines may serve the airport on a seasonal basis.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Taxis are available.

Car Rentals

Onsite car rental agencies include Autovermietung Eisner Opel-Rent • Avis • Buchbinder • Budget • Europcar Österreich • Hertz • Megadrive/Enterprise • Sixt.

Last updated: 2019-04-25

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.