The funeral of Apostolos Santas will take place at the expense of the public, by decision of Interior, Decentralisation and Electronic Governance Minister Yiannis Ragoussis, Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou and Health and Social Solidarity Minister Andreas Loverdos.
According to the same decision, flags will fly at half mast on Thursday, May 5, 2011, the day of his funeral, on the Acropolis, at all public buildings and branch offices of legal entities of public law and of local administration and public utilities.

Tsantas was one of the two men who secretly climbed atop the emblematic Acropolis Hill in central Athens and took down the Swastika in the early morning hours of May 31, 1941 - a defiant and extraordinarily symbolic act of resistance at the beginning of the Axis occupation of Greece (1941-44).