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Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks

Dodecanese blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
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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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I never knew such a place existed! From the YUM-O Greek Restaurants to the quaint little shops to the tons & tons of sponges -- this place was an educational & epicurean experience our family will long remember!

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Naples, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Traveling around Florida last week, my wife and I were looking for places we have never visited. We came to Tarpon Springs, the home of Sponge diving. What a great find, and a great time to visit. We arrived on Friday evening, just in time to experience a fantastic dining experience at Hellas, on the docks in Tarpon Springs. The... More

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the walk up and down the street. Tons of shops and awesome Greek restaurants to choose from. You can sit on a bench and watch the boats come in and out, and wonder how they turn those big boats around in such a small place and not hit another. Boat rides and tours are available, we were there... More

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have the pleasure of living in the area and being able to enjoy the docks on a regular basis. I enjoy the food and the culture. Watch the local bulletins for the nights with music and dance. It is fun for all ages.

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Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This was a nice place to walk around and view the sights. It was very dog friendly. Restaurants had areas that you could sit with your pet and enjoy many Greek dishes. I went with family and pets on the weekend and it was crowded, but returned on Monday by myself and was nice to walk around with out the... More

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A real experience. Great food,interesting shows, boat rides and wonderful shopping.Wonderful multi-generational place.

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Clermont
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

I have been coming to Tarpon Springs over 30 years for a taste of Greece....Tonight I took by best friend and the place was like a ghost town.The restaurants are full of Spanish cooks and waitresses. I think I was the only Greek in Mamas Greek restaurant. ...Where have all the Greeks gone?...

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

If you are in the area, a stop to the Tarpon Springs docks is a nice repast. The shops have the sponges of course, and also homemade soaps, jewelry and the like. As others have said, the Greek food is not to be missed.

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Gaylord, Michigan
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

I visited this place years ago with my family. I've been wanted to back and did this year. Had a yummy gyro at Dimitri's by the water. It was as yummy as I remembered. Make sure you buy some baklava and other amazing treats. Cute gift shops to wander through too. It's worth the trip!

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Blandon, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The Greek food was the best part of stopping in this town! The pastries were that good! The history of the sponges was interesting. Nice to wander around the pier and the shops.

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