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Is Kos Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

LAST UPDATED: 12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Kos?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

Tap Safe includes data from many publicly available sources, including the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC (Center for Disease Control), and user submitted databases, but unfortunately there's not enough data about Kos.

To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Greece, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.

Tap Water Kos is a heavily industrialized and developed region in northern Greece. This region, like many others around the world, suffers from water shortages and poor quality of tap water. The reasons for these problems are many and varied. However, the most important cause of the deterioration of water quality is increasing population, which has overburdened the natural resources of the region with an overload of people.

Tap Water Kos has one of the highest rates of alcoholism in the world. Many of these people live in remote and deprived areas where fresh water and sanitation are in short supply. As a result they purchase cheap alcohol to quench their thirst and in some cases become serous drinkers of alcohol.

Tap Water Kos does not have the adequate infrastructure to treat its wastewater effectively. This wastewater poses serious threats to both the environment and the residents of the country. The contaminated water finds its way to the streams a

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.6 in USD (1.5-liter)


Kos tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 6% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 25% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 94% Very High
  • Water Quality 75% High

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Kos, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

Related FAQS


Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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