Santa Barbara's Sister City
Kotor, Montenegro

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Kotor, Montenegro was established as Santa Barbara's Sister City in the Fall of 2009.  The town of Kotor is located on the Adriatic coast in Montenegro.  Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its historical monuments, Kotor is located on a natural harbor within the Bay of Kotor.  Like Santa Barbara, Kotor offers various year around activities including sailing, diving, fishing, hiking, water polo and festivals encompassing everything from theatre to musical arts.  We have had a number of meaningful exchanges between Santa Barbara and Kotor over the past few years.  

Kotor Water Polo Team Visits Santa Barbara!

In June 2016, Santa Barbara welcomed a water polo team from our Sister City - Kotor, Montenegro. The arriving team consisted of fourteen players (ages 14 - 16) and four officials.  The young athletes spent a week in Santa Barbara training and competing daily with Santa Barbara's local teams.  This was the first time a water polo team from our Sister City Kotor traveled to Santa Barbara.  Santa Barbara youth water polo teams traveled to Kotor in 2012 and 2014. 

Kotor Water Polo Team Meets Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider.

Kotor Water Polo Team Trains with Santa Barbara Teams!

Kotor and Santa Barbara Water Polo Teams Scrimmage!

Kotor, Montenegro
Santa Barbara's Sister City

Mirko Vicević meets 
Mayor Helene Schneider

Kotor Water Polo Team
enjoys Santa Barbara!

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