Can you drink the tap water in Croatia?
In general, yes.
The US Center for Disease Control’s travel advisory confirms the safety of the tap water in Croatia (source). However, it would be best if you take special precautions toward the unregulated water sources in some areas.
Like all countries though, water accessibility, sanitation, and treatment vary widely from location to location, so we encourage looking for specific city information.
What do people in Croatia think about the tap water?
Tap water in Croatia is safe to drink.
Tap water in Croatia is perfectly safe, and in some areas considered the best in the world. However, you can still choose from several brands of excellent bottled water (Jamnica being the most popular, and Jana, several times awarded as the world's best bottled water).
The most commonly searched cities in Croatia are:
For a full list of cities in Croatia, scroll to the bottom of this post or click here.
World Health Organization Croatia Water Summary
The World Health Organization estimates that 99 percent of Croatia have access to drinkable tap water.
In 2000, 89% of the population had access to drinkable, tap water on site, and 98% within an accessible distance, including both rural and urban areas.
World Health Organization's 2017 Croatia Water Data
The World Health Organization data on water quality and availability throughout Croatia includes the national average, averages for urban population centers, and averages for rural areas.
|Safely Managed||A location that safe, drinkable water that is free of biological or chemical contaminants available on premise.|
|At Least Basic||Safe drinkable water is available within 30 minutes from the location|
|Limited||It would take more than 30 minutes from the location to access safe, drinkable water.|
|Year||Population in 1000s||Safely managed||At Least Basic||Limited|
What Do People In Croatia Think About The Tap Water?
Travelers and residents of Croatia have rated the water quality and pollution as follows, according to subjective survey data.
A score of 100% is considered very high, and a score of 0% is very low. Please be cautious that "moderate to very high" water pollution is bad and the higher the rate of water quality the better.
|Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility||13%||Low|
|Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility||87%||High|
View our tap water report on all cities in Croatia
- Varazdinske Toplice
- Vela Luka
- Veli Losinj
- Rab Town
- Marija Bistrica