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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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nice quaint place to visit

Had a great time here last weekend. Great food, nice little shops and really cool people that truly enjoy the tourists. Was surprised at how many locals were there visiting as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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WEST PALM BEACH
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Lots of little neat stores, boutiques selling handmade soap all organics, Greek restaurants, too many varieties to choose from. Lots of boat rides to choose from. Really unique. We didn't know restaurant to go in to for lunch so we decided to search google for some help, read some reviews and we decided to try Costas! since we have way... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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164 reviews 164 reviews
30 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Tarpon Springs and the sponge docks should be on list of places to visit in southwest Florida. The dock area is terrific and great for picture-taking. Lots of shops and restaurants to keep you busy.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We went on the hottest day in March but the stores were comfortable and there was plenty of places to sit or eat. So many stores I'll have to go back a second time next year. Fun time!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I realy loved it. Bald eagles, pelicans, dolphins, hit with water. Took tons of pics. Tour was great she gave facts and tips. Free lemonade and hawian necklices.

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Bradenton, Florida
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We came to the area for another attraction but decided to take in the sponge docks because of what we had heard from so many others. It is old as described, authentic, I guess, many of the shops have the same merchandise and as we spoke with clerks we found out why, some of the shops are actually owned by... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Had a great time here last weekend. Great food, nice little shops and really cool people that truly enjoy the tourists. Was surprised at how many locals were there visiting as well. Has the typical visits gift shops for souvenirs and such. Was impressed it had its own chamber of commerce with tons of brochures and pamphlets of nearby attractions,... More 

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Clinton Township, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This has got to be by far the most interesting place to visit. Not only is it fun, but it is also educational and historical. It is basically a little Greek village in Florida, this place is great to visit.

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Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Most shops carry the same items. Some merchants were not particularly helpful. Felt like they just wanted my money. Bought $25 worth of bakery goods at the European/Greek bakery on the main street. They told my husband they had no plates. The 5 of us tried eating our pastries off napkins - it was very messy. As we were leaving,... More 

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Clarkston, Michigan
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Albeit very touristy, this is a cute town. It's fun to watch the sponge boats come in. I get my yearly supply of sponges and olive oil soap here. Greek dominant population with great ethnic restaurants!

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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful and unique little harbor for Florida. Greek restaurants, shops and boats galore.

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