Sleeping in Airports

Sleeping in Heraklion Airport

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If you’re dealing with a long layover or an early morning flight departure at Heraklion Airport, you might be wondering if it is possible to sleep in the airport. Our guide to sleeping in Heraklion airport provides essential information for seasoned airport sleepers and newbies to help travellers arrive prepared for the experience.

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Can I Sleep Overnight at Heraklion Airport?

Although the airport has recently undergone renovations, it would appear that these haven’t made it any more sleeper-friendly. Reviews of Heraklion Airport have gone downhill in recent years, with many travellers reporting a lot of garbage everywhere, dirty toilets and even stray cats and dogs wandering around the terminal building. The consensus is that this airport isn’t the best place to sleep overnight, so if you are unfortunate enough to get stuck here for long, you may want to consider a night at a hotel.

Where Can I Sleep at Heraklion Airport?

A few travellers say several couches are on the second floor on the landside/public area. The rest of the chairs available are uncomfortable and not suitable for sleeping.

One traveller has reported that due to the airport’s layout, there is plenty of space for you to hide away while you try to get some shut-eye, so that’s a positive. If you want to spend the night sleeping here, we’d recommend bringing a sleeping mat to make the floor a bit more comfortable and ensure you have plenty of layers and maybe a blanket.

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Is There Anything Open 24 Hours in HER Airport?

Dining and shopping options are open throughout the airport at varying schedules. The airport has one restaurant, five bars, and an ice cream shop. There is one report of a food stall open late on the landside, but this can’t be guaranteed.

Are There Lounges in Heraklion Airport?

You can pay to access a few lounges at Heraklion Airport. 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. The lounges offer a comfortable seat to relax before your flight.   Neither provides any sleep facilities. Learn more about lounges at Heraklion Airport.

Where is the Nearest Airport Hotel?

If you’ve read past traveller reviews and decided that spending a night at Heraklion Airport is not for you, there are hotels within a short drive from the terminal. Visit our hotel partner, Tripadvisor, to see a list of hotels near Heraklion Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Safety & Security

At the time of this update, we have no reports from travellers commenting on safety issues at Heraklion Airport. However, sleeping in any airport can include a certain level of risk, especially when travelling alone. It’s important to take certain precautions to ensure your safety and the security of your valuables. Here are a few tips:

  • Safety First. It’s a good idea to know where the security office is located and look for video cameras where you plan to sleep. You can also ask the security personnel for advice on the safest places to spend the night.
  • Don’t Seclude Yourself. If you’re travelling alone, we recommend you stay near other travellers or close to security. This will help you feel more secure and deter potential thieves.
  • Hide Your Valuables. It’s also important to hide your valuables. Don’t leave them out in plain view, as this could make you a target for theft. Additionally, if you are a deep sleeper, you may want to padlock your bag to something or sleep with your bag up against a wall to make it harder for someone to access zippers and pockets. We have received reports of sleepers who woke up without their phones and laptop bags. The travellers were left with just their headphones and laptop bag strap.
  • Stay Alert. It’s best to stay alert and awake if you feel unsafe or uncomfortable. Drink coffee or other caffeinated beverages to help you stay awake, and remember that you can always catch up on sleep during your flight. These simple precautions can help you enjoy a safe night at the airport.

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