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

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 Santorini (Thira) International Airport.

What to Expect

The passenger facilities at Santorini Island International Airport 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.

Where to Sleep

While 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 thinking about staying overnight. For uninterrupted sleep, there are numerous 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.

Airport Lounges

There are no airport lounges at Santorini Airport.

Airport Hotels

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

  • Anna Traditional Apartments – (5 minutes from the airport) Free shuttle service is included.  » Check Rates
  • Monolithos Hotel – (5 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Villa Manos – (6 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available. » Check Rates
  • Artemis Village – (5 minutes from the airport) Free roundtrip airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Scorpios Hotel – (6 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available. » Check Rates
  • Blue Bay Villas – (7 minutes from the airport) No shuttle service (taxi is recommended).  » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Santorini Airport.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Machines are operated by Eurobank, Euronet and Piraeus Bank. 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: 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. The only other shopping option is a cell phone store (Landside, Arrivals).

Food & Drinks – Air Canteen has 3 locations Airside and 1 Landside. One Time Coffee and More has 2 locations, Landside.

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

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

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

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 – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


As of July 2019, Santorini airport is served by the following airlines: Aegean Airlines • 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 the airport and Fira bus station. A one-way journey takes about 15 minutes and costs €1,80 (as of July 2019).

Car Rentals

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


Taxis are available at the taxi rank located outside of the airport. At the time of this July 2019 update, the average fare to Fira is 15-20,00€.

Last updated: 2019-08-15

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.