Sleeping in Airports

Santorini Airport Guide

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

Slept for a few hours during the day.. Lot of people everywhere… But I felt safe.
– Nanita

JTR 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 Santorini (Thira) International Airport.

What to Expect

The passenger facilities at Santorini Airport (code: JTR) consist of a small terminal with a duty-free shop, a phone shop and cafes. As a resort-style destination, the airport is often crowded during peak seasons, and reviewers report long check-in and security lines, along with insufficient airport staff to process passenger needs. WiFi is available to help pass the time.

Sleeping in Santorini Airport

santorini airport guideWhile the airport’s website says the terminal is open year-round, 24 hours per day, at least one reviewer was denied overnight access, and we’ve heard that hours may be seasonally based. That said, we’ve also heard seating is limited, so any sleeping may be floor-based. Have a travel mat or sleeping bag handy if you’re considering staying overnight. For uninterrupted sleep, there are numerous hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information. For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Santorini Airport Guide.

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 Hours

Santorini Airport is open 24 hours daily.

According to one reader who travelled in December 2019, the airport closed at 22:30, and security kicked out anyone sitting in the waiting area. Airport reopens around 4:30-5:00! The terminal may only be open 24 hours during the summer.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Santorini Airport:

  • Marvarit Suites – No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Anna Traditional Apartments – Free airport transfers are available. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Villa Manos – Airport transfers are available for a fee. » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels on Santorini, search for deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport Lounges

There are no airport lounges at Santorini Airport.

Rest & Relaxation Zones

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

Drinking Water

Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Food & Drinks

There are two dining options: Landside ( Caldera • French Bakery) and five Airside (Bonheur • Holy Burger • II Maestro • So very Greek • Summer Breeze).

Luggage Storage & Lockers

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Mobile Charging

Charging stations offering wireless chargers, Micro USB, USB hub and sockets are available. Location: Airside, Intra Schengen Gate 3. A reader tells us there is also a location in the arrivals corridor/ hall by the bench. (May 2022)


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Free WiFi is available at Santorini Airport. Select the “Fraport-Free” network and then launch your browser to visit a welcome page.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Machines are operated by Eurobank, Euronet and Piraeus Bank. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Both Landside and Airside.

Currency Exchange – OneXchange offers services. Location: Landside, Arrivals. Hours: unknown.

Duty-Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available in the Departures Building.

Information Desk – Need help finding your way? An Information Desk is available. Location and hours: Unknown.

Medical Services – A First-Aid spot is available. You can also seek assistance at the Airport Information Desk.

SIM Cards – A cell phone store is available Landside in the Arrivals area.

Santorini Airport is served by the following airlines: Aegean Airlines • Air Lingus • Air France • British Airways • Gulf Air • Lufthansa • Olympic Air • Ryanair • Volotea. Note: the airport is served by additional airlines on a seasonal and charter basis.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Scheduled bus service is available between JTR airport and Fira bus station. A one-way journey takes about 15 minutes and costs €1,80.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies offer service on-site: Avance, Avis/Budget, Goldcar, Hertz/Thrifty, Sixt and Suntime.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Taxis are available at the taxi rank located outside of the terminal. At the time of this update, the average fare to Fira is 15-20,00€. Taxis stop running around the time the terminal closes, so be sure not to linger around too long.

Last updated: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.