We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Dodecanese blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Phone Number: 7279405328
Website
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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,645 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 754
    Excellent
  • 604
    Very good
  • 205
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Is this Florida?

Such an eclectic and quaint area, you'll forget you are in Florida! (Well, minus the 100 degree heat lol) Love the shopping and the Greek food is a MUST! At certain times, they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
mforbes629
,
Tampa, Florida
Add Photo Write a Review

1,645 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,611: English reviews
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Such an eclectic and quaint area, you'll forget you are in Florida! (Well, minus the 100 degree heat lol) Love the shopping and the Greek food is a MUST! At certain times, they have special events and festivals, ask any shop owner for details. Parking is cheap and they have the free museum which is basic, but it'll give you... More 

Helpful?
Thank mforbes629
Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
Level Contributor
30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lots of Greek restaurants and shops. Known for it's natural sponges. Who knew there were so many varieties. Shops are for the most part your typical tourist shops. You can also take a tour on a boat and see a sponge diver dive for sponges. You can also take a fishing charter from the dock.

Helpful?
Thank Janice C
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth the short drive from Clearwater Beach. We were there in the evening so most of the boats were already empty. There are plenty of shops across the street to explore.

Helpful?
Thank Kristyonthego
Level Contributor
23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Many people do not know that Greek immigrants settled in Tarpon Springs many years ago. Many brought their trade and livelihood with them from Greece - Sponge diving and harvesting. Walk along the sponge docks to view the fishing trawlers who still ply these waters. The area has become more oriented toward the tourist industry, which means a little less... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Mark K
Tarpon Springs, Florida
Level Contributor
54 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Sponge Docks is the best place to entertain family or friends that stop in for a few days. It is filled with so many things to do, whether they are young or old. Plenty of shopping, interesting sights like the sponge boats unloading their catch after weeks at seaman d, some of the best Greek food anywhere. It also... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bill C
Level Contributor
28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There are plenty of places to see and Window shop here. You can bar hop, have a bite to eat, or even visit the aquarium. It's great for families and friends. I recommend searching the one night a month they host an evening night where the streets come to life. It's very entertaining. Shops include soaps, cigars, shells/sponges, bakery, fish... More 

Helpful?
Thank Amber G
Tarpon Springs, Florida
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful place to spend the day. The shops are all very unique. The restaurants serve some amazingly delicious food. If you are looking for a place to spend the day with your family, go on a date, go shopping, or just go be a tourist this is the place to go.

Helpful?
Thank Spence101878
Naples, Florida, United States
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had to experience Tarpon Springs , a day trip for us living in Venice! I have always loved Greek food and the all the customs of the Greek people.The blessing of the water and ships they send out to sea and dive for naturel sponges! The epiphany when the young men dive for the holy cross and of course the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kathleen M
Level Contributor
121 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I think our favorite part of the tarpon springs area was the shopping along the sponge docks. There were lots of cute beach shops and they had great prices!! We got sunhats and fishing hats for 2.99! Lots of good deals here!

Helpful?
Thank NLE0
Brooksville, Florida
Level Contributor
293 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A fun place to spend an afternoon with so etching for just about everyone to enjoy. Many tasty places to eat and drink. Places to sit and listen to music. Lots of shopping for all things Florida. The area is set up nicely, but parking is at a premium. I can't imagine what it is like during season. I did... More 

Helpful?
Thank AnitaS484

Travelers who viewed Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks also viewed

 

Been to Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks and other visitors
17 questions
Ask a question
Kirksville, Missouri
over a year ago
Davenport, Florida
Saint Cloud, Florida

See all questions (17)

Questions? Get answers from Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?