Sleeping inside or in nearby hotels (ATH)

Possibility to spend the night at Athens airport (ATH), if open 24 hours. Services available, places to rest (free resting zones), or look for the list of nearby hotels and vip lounges.

Overnight layover guide. Sleeping facilities in the public zone or boarding area

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all regular services and hours may be subject to change. Thus, if the idea is to spend the night in the public area, consider a plan B in case the stay inside the airport is only allowed for those who are close to boarding.
Athens airport (ATH)
Spending the night at the airport

Athens airport is open 24 hours a day and has modern facilities. It operates with many flights and connections around the globe, so movement inside the terminals is usually constant, even throughout the night. It is not very comfortable for a good rest, in addition to being pretty noisy. Therefore, it is recommended to have a sleeping bag, blankets, mask and earplugs.

Where to rest: Although the enclosure has numerous benches, these are uncomfortable to catch some sleep. You can find benches without armrests near gate B22, above the Arrivals level and in some of the fast-food outlets. On the Departures level, there are different VIP lounges for passengers with a bigger budget. However, these close at night and the maximum stay is usually 4 hours. On the other hand, there is a hotel in front of the Main Terminal.

Baggage: The luggage storage service is found on the Arrivals level, but it closes at night. This means you will have to keep your bags with you until checking in.

Eating and drinking: Different options remain open during the night.

Wi-Fi: Free for 60 minutes.

Other services available around the clock: ATMs, currency exchange bureaus, commercial stores, porters, baby changing rooms, first aid clinic.

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Nearby Hotels

In front of the Main Terminal is emplaced the Sofitel Athens Airport. Some alternatives nearby are:

Varaba Country House (3.4 km/2.1 miles)
Emma's Airport Studio (3.5 km/2.2 miles)
Artemis Greenhill (4 km/2.5 miles)
Sunset Apartments (4.1 km/2.5 miles)
Apartments Tina (4.1 km/2.5 miles)

Latest updates: January 30, 2022

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