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Address: Dodecanese blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
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Activities: Dining, Shopping
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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Great food and a museum

There's a small museum on the docks that documents the history and the process of harvesting the sponges.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

There's a small museum on the docks that documents the history and the process of harvesting the sponges.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I return to Tarpon Spring annually to go to St. Luke's Laser Institute for a checkup and a part of the trip is time at The Sponge Docks and Restaurants. It really is like visiting Greece! The entire area is filled with Greek restaurants, shops and people who definitely speak with an accent. Boats are there that visitors can go... More 

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Trinity, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Some of the best Greek restaurants and bakeries in the area. I love going to the Sponge Docks, there are quaint little shops, an aquarium and several amazing eateries. A great way to spend the day, you will not be disappointed.

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Smyrna, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Was told about Tarpon Spring Sponge docks and so spent the day there, took a $8 boat tour and found it very interesting, it's a Greek community farming for sponges on the sea bed, there's a small amount of shops, including souvenir, restaurants and clothing, plenty of day parking for $3 which can be refunded in some restaurants, if your... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We like the shoppes, love to eat at Hellas, and bring home dessert from their bakery. Don't forget to buy soap to take home. My favorite is the lemon.

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Venice, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

this is the place for kids and guests to enjoy a bit of Florida history! We bring guests here when we can! Great walks on dock. Has. key West feel with the shops! Greek food is excellent. Try Hellas!! Food stores are fun to explore!

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scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A must see place if you are in the Bay Area . Good Greek resturants and souvenir shops . Lots of sponges for sale at a reasonable price.

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West Springfield, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This was a typical tourist street. It's interesting to see and nice next to the water but a quieter place suits us better. Parking is expensive but we were talking to the woman at the visitors bureau and she let a leave our car there while we walked up the street. That was extremely nice. Not sure we would have... More 

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Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Tarpon is the place to visit if you are anywhere near the area! Stroll the docks, eat at Pauls (locals favorite!!), visit the little aquarium and pet the stingrays! We go every time we are in the area!! If you are brave, try the octopus at Paul's. IT IS AWESOME, and their shrimp is the best! I send everyone I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

It is worth the visit. Take kids. Do the aquarium. Eat Greek food. Get Baklava. Get ice cream. Do some shopping.

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Address: Dodecanese blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tarpon Springs

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