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 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

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 1,692 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 771
  • 622
    Very good
  • 211
  • 36
  • 15
Fun visit with unique shopping and dining!

If you are looking for an interesting shopping experience with wonderful restaurants, Dodecanese Blvd in Tarpon Springs is a great place to spend a day . All along the street... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Kristin L
Add Photo Write a Review

1,692 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 1,655: English reviews
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are looking for an interesting shopping experience with wonderful restaurants, Dodecanese Blvd in Tarpon Springs is a great place to spend a day . All along the street there are parking lots available, charging very reasonable fees for no-timed parking. You will find clothing, jewelry, and unique gifts and some of the most wonderful desserts you can imagine!

Thank Kristin L
Amesbury, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A good experience in regards to finding out about the sponge trade. The shops and restaurants are geared too much to tourism and therefore some items are tacky. There are a few people trying to entice you to the various food outlets and can be pushy. This aside it is well worth the visit especially if you take a boat... More 

Thank Andy B
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The first time I visited Tarpon Springs was as a little girl, 40 years ago. It hasn't changed much! The 'gift shops' are all pretty much the same with the typical trinkets, shells & sponges you'd expect. Pay to park is $5 all over. Many choices for taking a 'cruise' .... and they will certainly yell to you to let... More 

Thank SalukiMom
Level Contributor
43 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots to see do and eat for a day outing. .lots of good food, shopping and scenery of the waterfront. ..

Thank Lissette L
Level Contributor
18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took the sponge boat trip and was somewhat disappointed, not what I expected. I thought a diver would go into the water and bring up a sponge but that didn't happen. All the shops were selling the same thing. Not much shade so make sure you wear a hat. There is a lot of walking so wear comfortable shoes.

Thank Sylvia F
The Villages, Florida
Level Contributor
238 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The waterfront is filled with old sponge boats and dozens of tourist shops selling all varieties of shells, soaps, sponges and t-shirts. There are Greek restaurants up and down the strip. The public bathroom is vile and need a significant improvement. There's a free museum with a video of the history of sponge diving, parking $3 a day, a trolley... More 

Thank Katherine G
Omaha, NE
Level Contributor
37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I don't understand the attraction here. Very touristy with a lot of shops full of crap. We did not take a sponge boat ride/tour, so maybe one of those would make it worthwhile, but I did not find the town cute, quaint, interesting or anything else.

Thank Kitchenqueen99
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There is nothing better then this place. Great Greek food, with good seafood restaurant. Gift shops,boat rides. This is a must see.

Thank caileenana
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went with friends and had lunch at Costas then did the Odessy Cruise and shopping and ice cream at the bakery after! Plenty to keep you busy all day.

Thank Debbie H
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visited today with my girlfriend. Found it very interesting. Parking was easy to find with numerous cash back deals available. Plenty of choices for food. Also plenty of choices for boat trips. We went on one and it was excellent with a stop off for a bit of shelling. Well worth a visit and we found it educational.

Thank gonorr

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
19 questions
Ask a question
Kirksville, Missouri
over a year ago
Davenport, Florida
Saint Cloud, Florida

See all questions (19)

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?