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Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks

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Address: Dodecanese blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
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Description: The Sponge Industry helped build a Greek Community that is now famous not...
The Sponge Industry helped build a Greek Community that is now famous not only for the worlds finest sponges, but for some of the finest Greek Restaurants, Markets, and Bakeries in the Country.
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We stopped at Tarpon Springs did not expect much due to other reviews what a nice surprise. This made a nice few hours, took a boat cruise with Odyssey see my review then we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

They have been doing some improvement but its still too hot, not enough shade trees or shady places to sit, not enough seating, no outdoor dining under shade. Nothing exciting, where it could be a spectacular little unique to Florida, Greek ethnic fishing village. Seems the forefathers are unwilling to have much vision of the possibilities.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Nice visit to shop, eat Greek foods and see diving museums. A very pleasant day. Visit the sponge stores for local divers.

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We stopped at Tarpon Springs did not expect much due to other reviews what a nice surprise. This made a nice few hours, took a boat cruise with Odyssey see my review then we walked about stopped at a very nice Greek outdoor bar only 2 tables and enjoyed a nice cold Greek beer and glass of wine. Stopped to... More 

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Hudson, NH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

After reading reviews I thought there would be more. We had time to kill before going to the airport so we took a 45 minute drive to the docks. It was basically one strip of shops (all selling the same things - sponges, souvenirs, soaps, etc.) and people trying to get you to buy a dolphin sightseeing cruise. It was... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We always take company visiting to the Sponge Docks. Everyone loves the area. We always eat greek, visit Hellas Bakery.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

This town is all Greek, which makes it so neat to visit. If you are in the area make sure you spend a 1/2 to full day here. Eat some authentic Greek food. We took a boat ride out to an island. Walk around the shops and you'll feel like you've crossed the ocean.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

There are a real variety of shops and restaurants. There is also a variety of activities. A fun place to visit for the day or even too.

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Winter Haven, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Well worth a visit, The Sponge Docks are colorful, interesting and free. Pleasant walking area with good bakeries, Greek restaurants and lots of shops. Parking is available close by. This is an historic old town in Florida. Charming place not to be missed if you're in the area.

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Port Richey, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Tarpon is such a quaint little town! Great shops, fun tours on the water, excellent food, and don't miss Night in the Islands each month! It's like a trip to Greece!

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Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Lovely little Greek town you can spend a really good time with friends and family treat yourself with delicious greek meals specially Gyros which is one of my favorites.. OPA!!

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