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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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Port Richey, Florida, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I love Tarpon Springs! The food is fun, the pastry as Hella's is to die for. You can learn a lot about sponges too. There are quite a few neat little shops with cute dresses and tops. I like to buy on off season. All around even if you only walk up and down the street with an ice cream... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The Tarpon Springs sponge port has not changed since 1920 when the first Greek sponge divers moved here to seek their fortunes. Great authentic restaurants shops and sponge diver boat tours in this small port town that looks like a movie set, which it has been actually. Have some Greek pastries and dark coffee and dance a Greek dance. Enjoy!

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Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Many good places to eat and enjoy Greek food. It is like going back in time to old Florida. Their is plenty to do if you wish to enjoy the different boat excursions or just enjoy the shops. It is touristy so be prepared but an interesting place to visit.

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Ringgold, Georgia
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61 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

for those wishing to find Greek cuisine and a unique experience be prepared to make your mark at Tarpon Springs. This old town venue offers Greek food and lots of ocean voyages suitable for observing dolphins and/or sponge diving -- which is not offered elsewhere. Shopping is a great pass time especially if you want to buy crafts, natural sponges... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Shops are all lit up and a real cozy feeling walking the docks. Sponges and belly dancing are the 2 big must see's.

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Clearwater FL
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55 reviews 55 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

whether you are in the mood to walk, shop, or dine a really nice busy & attractive place - lots to do there.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We were visiting Florida and our kids brought us to this cute little area. It's located right along the bay so you get that "Florida" feel. If you like to shop there are dozens of cute shops. We also saw the free movie and learned how they dive for sponges. There's a Tarpon aquarium that really didn't have much in... More

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Spring Hill, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

If you been to the flea market this place sells same items, but 3x the price. The view is nice, but everything way over priced. They want to charge $2-$3 for parking, but if you drive down further there's free parking for a few restaurants.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Find out how much you didn't know about sponges and loofa's, then buy some. Catch a boat trip for 30 minutes or two hours whichever suits. Then choose from a selection of great restaurants, we chose Rusty Bellies because they cook and serve their own catch.

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Jewett City, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Quaint Greek village atmosphere, unique shops, and unbelievable food! Plenty to do and see, something for everyone of all ages.

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