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Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks

Address: Dodecanese blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Owner description: The Sponge Industry helped build a Greek Community that is now famous not only for the worlds...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children

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Canton, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit. Greek food and culture amazing! Loved all the boats. Greek pastry restaurant is out of this world

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

If you are in the area I would stop by and stroll the area. Definitely look for free parking, it can be found! The sponges are all shapes and sizes as you can learn much about the history if this little town by walking the streets. Several boat tours and touristy shops, we arrived late in the day and just... More 

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The Villages, Florida, United States
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149 reviews 149 reviews
18 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We took a bus trip trip to Tarpon Springs. Our guide recommended a great soap store. We bought beautiful, fragrant bars of soap, night creams and hand lotions. We each received a small sponge. We had lunch at Mama's which was fabulous! Great stores for beach clothes. Lots of bakeries, ice cream shops, souvenir stores and about 5 different types... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We were warned that this area was touristy but found it interesting nonetheless. We watched the presentation at Spongearama which was informative (even though the included movie was old). Although there were many tourist shops, the were also a lot of boutiques and lots of parking ($5, $3 or free with dining). The weather was beautiful which probably helped give... More 

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Dunedin, Florida, United States
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We've been to the sponge docks many times and always bring our out-of-state guests. The atmosphere is great because of the Anclote River, the working shrimp and sponge boats, and the authentic people who work there. Don't miss the movie about the Tarpon Springs sponge industry started by Greek immigrants.

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Gulfport, Florida
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

typical tourist attractions of shops and restaurant good day to go shopping and browse with friends parking only 3$ but mostly all stores sell the same things

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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Spent the day walking around at the sponge docks, ate some great Greek food and saw some nice Greek stores. Bought plenty of soaps from Greece and tasted a lot of Florida wines that were so so. Overall, a nice day, surrounded by nice people. Worth the drive up from St. Pete Beach.

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Loudon, New Hampshire
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67 reviews 67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We have been here a few times over the past years. Starting to fine betters greek food elsewhere. Parking $5 bucks for not much more than a walk down a street, eco parks in the area charge less to park. I guess everyone should see the place a couple times, but suggest you try the food elsewhere in Tarpon. Each... More 

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Oldsmar, Florida
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116 reviews 116 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

What a quaint little area to spend the day or a few hours. They have one of a kind shops & restaurants with authentic Greek food. There are also bakeries with many Greek pastries. The fishing boats are lined up all along the docks where you can also go out on them. This little area is very relaxing & is... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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19 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

The Sponge Docks are far more of a tourist thing these days than they are functional, but there is still a lot of culture and education available to those who take the time to explore more than just the trinket shops and eat some great Greek food. This area is very unique, and the locals here are very warm and... More 

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