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Address: Dodecanese blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Phone Number: +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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What a great time!

Went as a pass time for my daughter and I. We had good wholesome fun. The shops are great and the restaurants are pretty neat. Perfect place for a cost effective good time!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
rav3n70
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Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
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Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went as a pass time for my daughter and I. We had good wholesome fun. The shops are great and the restaurants are pretty neat. Perfect place for a cost effective good time!

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Thank rav3n70
Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A nice place to spend the day. The docks are right there, parking is easy, the food excellent and the shopping interesting. I bought some great soap there, with the sponge attached. I wish I could remember where, because I would like to buy some more.

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Thank Barbara S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went for a little stagnation and to get a jump on out of state Xmas shopping. .wandered up and down streets and stores and everyone one was super friendly. .after awhile the shop keepers recognized you and went out of their way to say hi and give you advice for what you were looking for...went to mommas Greek restaurant for... More 

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Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The docks were interesting because of all the sponges there being unloaded from the boats. I didn't realize how many different varieties of sponge there were. The shops around the docks were of course very touristy, but also offered lots of sponges for sale. I purchased several sponges from a variety of different shops and thoroughly enjoy using them now... More 

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Trenton, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

was different than I was expecting. lots of little shops offering touristy stuff (tshirts, sponges (expensive though), souveniers) cant really see the water or boats coming in.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quaint gulf side harbor side interesting "sponge docks" area with many Greek themed restaurants lots of beach stores and unique foodies! A MUST visit area!

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quick drive from Tampa; fun/easy day trip. Plan to eat at one of the many Greek restaurants, get a flavor for the Greek culture, see the boats, cute shops, and option for boat cruises. You can easily eat up a couple hours walking around and combining with lunch!

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1 Thank yoloprice
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very unique and hidden gem. It is a relatively medium size Greek village like area. Tons of stores, restaurants, dessert and pastry shops. All eateries are Greek themed and the stores range from your typical tourist shops to Greek groceries and homemade soaps and bath bombs. Also this place is known for their fresh sponges that are caught and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our day trip here. Very clean area. Good public bathrooms. Lots of great shops to walk through. Yummy fudge. Great Greek restaurants. Very cool looking at all the sponges. Lots of excursions available. Fun place to come if in the area looking for something to do.

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New Port Richey, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been coming to the Sponge Docks since I moved to Florida in 1988. It is amazing how some aspects have changed, but most of the area restaurants, museums, and shops are the same for the past 25+ years. If you are looking for Greek Cuisine, you are not going to find it any where as authentic as this... More 

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