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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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Quaint little town!

Tarpon Springs is a fun town for sightseeing! The sponge dock area is interesting walking down the street past all the boats with their sponges hanging in big nets. The shops are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida, United States
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tarpon Springs is a fun town for sightseeing! The sponge dock area is interesting walking down the street past all the boats with their sponges hanging in big nets. The shops are fun and the Greek restaurants are some of the best!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We love Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, it's a nice place to visit when you have family visiting or to just enjoy the unusual shops and lovely Greek food! We have lived here for many years and it was the first time we went to the 'Snow Place' xmas event on Tarpon Avenue and the whole family loved it! It was... More 

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New Port Richey, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks is a beautiful street along the river in Tarpon Springs. There are always plenty of boats here. Sometimes you can see a boat or two that is unloading hundreds of sponges. They clean them at the docks and then they are sold to a market that then sells them to local stores. There are plenty of... More 

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Crestwood, Kentucky, United States
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Traveling from Bradenton, FL to Tarpon Springs is a 1 1/2 hour one way trip and while visiting family over the Thanksgiving holiday they decided we should spend a day there. Well, our group of three was very disappointed in the attractions or lack there of. Each and every store is selling the same thing and that does not make... More 

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Thank Lori B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun shops, live music most weekend nights, and a family friendly atmosphere. You can find everything from sponges fromm the bay to wine made locally. There's also an aquarium so you/your family can learn about the sea creatures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Sat and listened to the info about the sponge divers in Greece, my husband was interested because his father was a sponge diver in Kalymnos. Most of the people here are from there. It was good to understand how he did it.

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1 Thank Monica S
Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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