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Greek Independence Day Celebration 2020

We are really sorry to announce that the event will be postponed until further notice due to coronavirus safety measures taking effect. We apologize for the inconvenience but we all need to adapt and protect public health in situations like that. For those of you that have purchased a ticket you can :     

1. Keep the ticket for when the event will happen (because it will happen) or

2. Ask for a refund. We will be happy to reimburse you, just send an email to or



Karamandaneio honors Santa Barbara Sister Cities for its contribution to the hospital

From California with love...

The delivery at Karamandanio Children Hospital of Patras of the medical equipment purchased with money from the donation of the Greek community of Santa Barbara, as covered by the local newspaper of Patras “THE OPINION” on Friday July 20th, 2018

Resevoir tank to help battle wildfires

Sb – Patras Sster Cities in conjuction with the Rotary Club donates a resevoir tank to help battle wildfires

Meeting with Patras Mayor Mr Kostas Peletidis

The Santa Barbara Sister Cities official delegation group met with Patras Mayor Mr Kostas Peletidis at the City Hall and discussed the cooperation capabilities between the two cities, especially in culture and education.

Meeting with Chamber of Commerce Patras

As part of the Sister Cities relationship activities between Patras and Santa Barbara CA, the Chamber of Commerce of the Santa Barbara region sent a letter to the Chamber of Achaia for collaboration between enterprises from the two cities.