Sleeping in Airports

Rhodes Island Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Rhodes Island 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.

found a quiet(ish) spot, chairs reasonably comfortable (considering I’d broke my foot), people leave you alone. It helps if you are inebriated. – Tony

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us about their time at Rhodes International Airport Diagoras.

What to Expect

Rhodes International Airport Diagoras consists of a small, relatively new (2005) terminal with only a restaurant, cafe and couple of shops (including duty free). As a seasonal airport, the terminal can get chaotic at times, and is known for inefficient and long check-in and security clearance processes. WiFi is available to help pass the time. And if you don’t mind paying, comfort can be found through fee-based access to one of the airport’s first class lounges. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

Sleeping in the airport does not appear to be a problem, though seating consists of hard, metal benches that get mixed reviews for their comfort. While one reviewer said their cradle-like curve made them comfortable, others said they are too hard. Thus, consider bringing a travel mat, pillow and travel blanket if you are intending to spend the night at this airport. Bright lights and mosquitoes were also mentioned as potential sleep hindrances, so consider eyeshades and insect repellent for a more comfortable sleep. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

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.

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Skyserv Lounge – Location: New Terminal Building, Airside.  [ more lounge info ]

Filoxenia Lounge – Location: New Terminal Building, Airside, 2nd Floor of the Departures section. [ more lounge info ]

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

  • Vallian Village – (5 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers can be arranged directly through the hotel.  » Check Rates
  • Rhodian Sun Hotel– (8 minutes from the airport) Free airport transfer available on request.  » Check Rates
  • Anseli Hotel – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Garden Hotel – Free airport shuttle is available upon request.  » Check Rates

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

WiFi is not available at Rhodes Airport.

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: unknown.

Currency Exchange – Foreign exchange services are available. Location: unknown.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available, the only other shopping choice is a kiosk selling magazines and drinks.

Food & Drinks – There is a cafe, bar and restaurants available.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Location: baggage claim area.

Medical Services – Available at the medical center within the airport.

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.

Pharmacy – Rhodes Airport Pharmacy Location: Departures, free area, Gate 3.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

The airport is open 24 hours.

As of March 2018, Rhodes Island airport is served by the following airlines: Aegean Airlines • Aeroflot • Air Baltic • Air Berlin • Alitalia • Arkia • Austrian Airlines • Blu-express • British Airways • Condor • Corendon • easyJet • Edelweiss • Germanwings • Germania • Israir • Jet2 • Jetairfly • Meridiana • Mistral Air • Monarch Airlines • NIKI • Norwegian • Olympic Air • Ryanair • Sky Express • SmartWings • SunExpress • Thomas Cook Airlines • Thomson Airways • Transavia • TUIFly • VIM Airlines • Volotea • Vueling • Wizz Air • XL Airways.


Public buses run daily between the airport and Rhodes city center, with departures as frequent as every 30 minutes.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite: Avis, Budget, Hertz, Holiday, National/Alamo and Sixt.


Dark-blue and white airport taxis are available at the Taxi Station, located on the Arrivals Level of the airport terminal. At the time of this January 2018 update, the estimated fare to the city center is 16,00€.

Last updated: 2018-10-23

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.