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Address: Dodecanese blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
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+1 727-940-5328
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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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I took my dog and we went walking at the sponge docks. Very nice, very dog friendly. A fun place to walk around and people watch. Highly recommend.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I took my dog and we went walking at the sponge docks. Very nice, very dog friendly. A fun place to walk around and people watch. Highly recommend.

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Isanti, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited here late in the afternoon after traveling all day. It was extremely busy and having to pay to park was a kind of a bummer. Overall the girls (all teenage dancers) enjoyed it. Ice Cream was a hit. Stores were very touristy (if that is even a word).

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Montevideo, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not knowing what to expect up our trip to the sponge docks. we were pleasantly surprised. Sponges are in abundance. There are several little shops and restaurants along the docks. They give sea tours as well. Make sure you try one of the little Greek bakery's. Oh yum. Just an awesome day to stroll through the city!

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Interesting Unique stop while in Tampa area. There is great food, drinks and scenery. Recommend a stroll along the docks.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The sponge docks and surrounding area is truly a community gem. Trapin Springs and it's local sponge industry is laced in deep Greek culture. Taking home a locally harvested sponge is like taking a piece of local Greek heritage. Restaurant's serving Greek cuisine is a culinary experience you do not want to miss??

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a unique tourist attraction if you are visiting the area. The people are friendly and the shops are plentiful with something for everyone but what I liked the most was walking along the the waterfront and looking at the boats. There are plenty of places to stop and eat and most are Greek. The community is one of... More 

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Miami, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Tarpon Springs sponge docks is a nice place to visit when coming to the Tampa area. If you like Greek food and having a different experience, this place is a must visit. Prior to moving to the Tampa, when we came to visit Tarpon Sponge Docks on each trip. Now that we live here, we're here almost monthly. Definitely... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply walking by the sponge docks reminds me of being near the docks in Greece on the islands. There are little shops all around that sell souvenirs and authentic Greek imports, which I loved. It is nice during the day or in the evening.

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Holiday, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So the world-famous Sponge Docks has daily activities which are fun for most people and they also have special events on a regular basis which are worth checking out but even when there are no special events you can still eat at several restaurants around the Sponge Docks and there is also many little shops that serve Greek pastries which... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So you think you know sponges, but these aren't the kind you get at the grocery store. These are real, natural sponges, harvested from the bottom of the sea. Many of the shops have videos that show the history of sponge harvesting, the culture around it, and the different types of sponges. There are also neat shops and restaurants in... More 

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