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Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks

Dodecanese blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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... more » 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. « less
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Hudson, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Tarpon Springs docks takes you a foreign company without leaving the US Quaint shops Greek food. Boat rides. and Sponging demonstation boat. easy to spend 3 or 4 days here

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Been many times when we are staying in the area, charming village/town with old shrimp and sponge boats in the water. Plenty of shops and Greek restaurants .there is a small aquarium and plenty of boat trips. Quick tip get the local map as it has vouchers in it for money off.great place to buy sponges of all sizes and... More

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Travelguru
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We found a brochure for Tarpon Springs at the Florida Welcome Center. We decided to make a stop on our way to Fort Myers. I am so glad we did. It was such an interesting place to visit. We parked in the middle (parking $3) and strolled down both sides of the street. Our favorite spot was The Sponge Factory... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

There are nicer tourist places in Florida to visit, but none as interesting. The area runs for about four miles on Dodecanese Blvd. Be aware of very limited off street parking, although some Restaurants have their own parking lots. My recommendation would be to ride down the boulevard and make note of the places you want to visit and then... More

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Haubstadt, Indiana
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This was our first time in the area. After a wonderful Greek lunch, we took the cruise on a whim. We are so glad we did! The crew was great...informative and friendly. The boat was clean and roomy. Refreshments were available. I hoped we would at least see a dolphin. I was not expecting the show we received! There was... More

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Dover, Delaware
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

I went with my family to the Sponge Docks for the first time today. The first thing you should know is plan to pay for parking. There is essentially no free parking unless you want to park in a residential area and walk several blocks. Parking is around $2 or $3, not bad, but just so you know. Tarpon Springs... More

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Ca
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Lots of shops, we picked up some wool sponges, great cotton clothing and soaps. We had a delicious fresh seafood dinner eating on the dock, watching boats & ships go by. Friendly shop owners and family friendly atmosphere. I recommend this day trip and look forward to returning and taking a boat ride.

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Lakewood, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Quick little boat tour to show a demonstration of how they harvested the sponge. It was educational and worth the boat ride out to visit. My children enjoyed it and it was neat to see the gear and weights the diver had to wear to be able to go in the water. I would recommend to family and everyone.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great shopping and tons of things to see. Great for couples or families. must take a ride on the sponge boat to hear about the history of Tarpon Springs and the sponge diving industry..

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Centerville
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My family visited the docks and had a wonderful time looking at the ships, the shops, and and tasting Greek pastries at Hella's! Grab a wool sponge--it will last for years!

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