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St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral

North Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs, FL
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Type: Religious Sites
Description: Find incredible architecture in this cathedral.
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New Port Richey, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This Church is amazing. The icons, the murals and the glass windows. It is a spiritual place. You can find peace here among the chaotic thrall of the nearby Sponge Docks. It is a national treasure. It has to be seen to know it's true beauty.

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Succasunna, New Jersey
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We visited Tarpon Springs Florida the other day with the intention of eating an Authentic Greek Meal. Friends had recommended the restaurant "Mykonos" and the sponge docks too. I always check out an area I'm going to visit for any "not to miss" interesting things. St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church caught my attention. From the outside you can see the... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I loved this unusual Greek Orthodox Church which you will see as you drive towards the Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs. The brick-built exterior has a traditional dome and a tall tower. In the forecourt there is a statue of a boy diving for the cross (a local tradition held in Tarpon Springs each Epiphany). The church is said to... More

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Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

How lovely for this cathedral to be open to visitors to Tarpon Springs. We visited late in the afternoon and were greeted by an older Greek gentleman who encouraged us to walk freely throughout the cathedral. The middle aisle is roped off, but the rest of the church is very open to explore, and that is what we did. How... More

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

When we entered the church in late afternoon we could have easily been walking into a church in Greece. Two older ladies were seated in the back pew enjoying a chat in Greek. We quietly walked through the church after a brief welcome from the ladies, enjoying the light streaming in through the stained glass windows. As we reached the... More

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We walked over to the cathedral midday during our visit to Tarpon Springs. The peace and beauty of the cathedral was a lovely break from the bustle of activity along the sponge docks. The stained glass windows are so beautiful. You may want to check their hours if you plan to visit. We were going to stop at the cathedral... More

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Clearwater, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The Church is just beautiful. It's very calming and lovely. I live in Tarpon Springs and I enjoy many of the yearly activities that are sponsored by St. NIcholas. The Epiphany cross diving celebration is the biggest event they sponsor. I highly recommend visiting the church.

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Bainbridge, New York
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This Cathedral was absolutely beautiful and glad that we took the time to visit. The stain glass windows were remarkable and the history behind the Cathedral was worth the visit, as well.

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New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Beautiful architecture. Plenty of stained glass and many old icons. Peaceful way to spend an hour or so. No need to be Greek or religious to enjoy the beauty of this church.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I was a member of this church as a child and even participated in the annual Epiphany Dive on January 6th so St. Nicholas brings back many fond memories. The church is a landmark worth visiting in Tarpon Springs. I recommend a tour. The church has many beautiful hand painted icons and incredible stain glass work.

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