Santorini Airport Live Departures

Checking in for flights from Santorini Airport

All flights from Santorini Airport depart from the main terminal building, which is used both for Schengen and non-Schengen flights. You can check upcoming departures on our Santorini Airport Live Departures board above or the overhead monitors inside the terminal; there you can also see which check-in counters you need to head to.

If you or someone you’re travelling with requires PRM assistance, you need to head to your airline’s check-in counter or the PRM Assistance office even if you’ve checked in online.

When to arrive at Santorini Airport for departures?

If you’re flying internationally, it’s recommended to arrive at Santorini Airport at least 2 hours before your flight, while if you’re catching a domestic flight, 1.5 hours is usually enough. Note that during the summer passenger traffic is significantly increased and the airport in Santorini can be very crowded, with lines for check-in and departure extending outside the airport; make sure to allow enough time for check-in, passport control, and security.

What’s next?

After checking in, follow the signs to the boarding area for Thira Airport Departures, where you will need to go through security and passport control.

Going through security control takes an average of 20 minutes. You can make the process faster by knowing the local restrictions regarding liquids in carry-on luggage. Containers holding liquids or gels may not be larger than 100 ml, even if they’re half-empty. Also, you need to place all liquids in a transparent plastic bag with a capacity of no more than one litre per passenger.

Many airlines offer a Fast Track add-on service for an additional cost. If you’re in a hurry, you can book this service to skip the line at security control and use the dedicated Fast Track lane.

What to do in Thira Airport Departures?

After security control, you can head to the boarding area, where you can wait for your flight departure, shop around at Duty-Free, and grab a drink or something to eat from one of the restaurants or cafes. Note that there are no lounges available at Santorini Airport and seating is very limited so arriving early is a good idea.

*Don’t forget that if you’re shopping at Santorini Airport Duty-free, you should check the tax-free regulations for the country you’re travelling to.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the liquid restrictions at Thira Airport?

According to the liquid restrictions at Santorini Airport, containers holding liquids or gels in any carry-on luggage may not be larger than 100 ml, even if they’re half-full or empty, and need to be placed in a transparent, reclosable plastic bag. Also, each passenger is allowed to carry up to 1 litre in total.

How early should I arrive at Santorini Thira Airport before a flight?

How long does it take to get through passport control at Santorini Thira Airport?