The cities

SANTA BARBARA​

Named after: Saint Barbara of Greece

Country: USA

State: California

County: Santa Barbara

Founded: 1786 AD

Population: 88.470 (2010)

Main Industries: Tourism, Defense Companies, Wine

http://www.santabarbaraca.gov/

PATRAS

Named after: Patreus, its mythical founder

Country: Greece

Region: Peloponnese

County: Achaia

Founded: 3rd millenia BC

Population: 213,984 (2011)

Main Industries: Tourism, Construction Companies, Wine

http://www.e-patras.gr/

Museum of science and technology

OLD MISSION

Queen of the Missions

CATHEDRAL OF SAINT ANDREW

Largest Cathedral in the Balkans

courthouse

patras castle

stearn's wharf

rio-antirio bridge

SB WATERFRONT

PATRAS WATERFRONT

butterfly beach

skafidia beach

ucsb

~25.000 students

~25.000 students

~1.000 Parade Participants

When: weekend closest to the summer solstice

Duration: 3 days

40-50.000 Parade Participants

When: Starts on Ash Thurday finishes on Clean Monday 

Duration: 11 days

Grand Parade is on the 10th day (7 Sundays before Easter )