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 shops and a couple of shops 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. As of this update (May 2018) there was no WiFi and there are no private lounges at this airport.

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

WiFi is not available in Santorini Airport

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs, operated by Pireaus Bank, 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.

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

Food & Drinks – A bar is available in the departures area.

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

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, write a review or email us at [email protected]

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

Hours vary according to season.

Date: 30/10/2016 till 12/11/16
5:40AM 2:45PM & 7:00PM – 9:30PM.

Date:13/11/2016 till 28/02/2017
7:30-11:40 & 19:00-21:30 (Mon) • 07:30-14:45 & 19:00-21:30 (Tue – Sun).

Date: 01/03/2017 till 15/03/2017
7:30AM – 2:45PM & 7:00PM – 9:30PM (Daily)

Date: 16/03/2017 till 25/03/2017
6:00AM – 2:45PM & 7:00PM – 9:30 PM (Daily)


As of March 2018, Santorini airport is served by the following airlines: Adria Airways • Aegean Airlines • Air Serbia • Alitalia • Astra Airlines • Austrian Airlines • British Airways • Blu-express • Condor • easyJet • Ellinair • Edelweiss • Finnair • Germanwings • Germania • Jet Time • Jetairfly • Lufthansa • Minoan Air • Meridiana • NIKI • Norwegian • Novair • Olympic Air • Ryanair • SAS • Small Planet Airlines • Tarom • Thomas Cook Airlines • Thomson Airways • Transavia • Volotea • Vueling.

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 €1,20 (as of January 2018 update).

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies offer service onsite: Avance, Budget and Hertz.


Taxis are available at the taxi rank located outside of the airport. At the time of this January 2018 update, the average fare to city center is 8-10,00€.

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, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.