Tap water safety in Chania (Greece ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท)

๐Ÿ‘ In general, the water may be safe to drink in Chania.

Numbeo

According to the Numbeo water drinkability and accessibility index, tap water has a score of 87 / 100 (100 being best).

Numbeo considers this score to be "Very high"

Scientific reports

We are working on providing you with scientific reports about the water quality in Chania, if you know a reliable source for that feel free to shoot us a message in the chat below!

Advantages of drinking (filtered) tap water

1 adult could save about 613$ per year in Chania by drinking tap water instead of buying bottled water.

๐Ÿณ Drinking tap water would also help with reducing your plastic footprint and improve environmental pollution.

Warning

Even though drinking water might be considered safe, if you plan to travel to Chania, consider talking to your local contact to verify that. Old pipes could be leaking toxic material or water in that specific country could contain heavy metals or bacteria.

Tap water safety in all of Greece

World Health Organization (WHO)

According to the WHO, tap water is safe for consumption for 100% of the country.

Lonely Planet

Tap water is drinkable and safe in most of Greece but not always in small villages and on some of the islands. Always ask locally if the water is safe, and if in doubt drink boiled or bought water. Even when water is safe, the substances and bacteria in it may be different from those you are used to, and occasionally can cause vomiting or diarrhoea. Bottled water is widely available, but think about the environmental considerations when you opt for bottled over potable tap water.

Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC)

According to the CDC tap water is generally safe for consumption.

European Union (EU) ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ

Greece is a member of the European Union which ensures tap water safety across its countries.

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