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Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks

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Address: Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
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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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Tacky, Touristy, and a lot of FUN!

If you like to shop and dine, this is a place you need to stop by on your travels. Lots of souvenir shops (bet you can't resist buying a sponge!) and the restaurants are... read more

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you like to shop and dine, this is a place you need to stop by on your travels. Lots of souvenir shops (bet you can't resist buying a sponge!) and the restaurants are outstanding. I recommend Hella's, and if you park on their lot ($5) they will validate your ticket if you eat at the restaurant. Just a fun,... More 

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Clyde, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

WOW.... this place is so evident of a community coming together for the benefit of locals and tourists alike. So impressive. We will return often.

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Milford, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lots of shops and restaurants line the streets of the Sponge Docks. Unless you park at the far ends, parking will cost $3-$5 for the day. It was a great Sunday afternoon adventure.

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Thank JVM-Milford-MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Tarpon Springs on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon. The town is lovely with lots of shops and restaurants. Some merchandise gets repeated but their are a few stores that stuck out. The Olive Oil store (sorry can't remember all the names of the stores)., also the hand crafted soap store next to the Cuban Cigar stand. The highlight for... More 

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Turner, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We headed up on a showery day. Fortunately the clouds cleared for a bit so we could enjoy it some. It was interesting to see the boats with the sponges. We visited a number of little shops with sponges and goat milk or specialty soaps for sale. The sponges are very interesting. WE did not get to explore as much... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a gem of a town. Lots of Greek flavor, walk along the river with the fishing boats loaded with sponges in large mesh bags, and lots to eat and enjoy. Take your time to visit the shops, the prices on sponges vary greatly! A nice way to spend a day, walk off lunch and enjoy a new experience.

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Thank Tansy2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very quaint little spot. See Greek culture in Florida. Lots of gift shops and places to eat! A must see if you're in the area!

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a fun place to visit! Tons of shops that offered a variety of items, beautiful water views, restaurants, live music, and opportunities to purchase boating excursions. There are also two delicious bakeries that had tons of stuff to choose from. We enjoyed lunch in a restaurant named Rusty Bellies. If you are in the area, definitely check this place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It is always fun on the docks and this time we took a river cruise. We learned a lot about sponges and harvesting them.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about this quaint area was delightful. EVERYTHING ! From the shops, to the local dining delights and the cafe's and the water and boats , people are so friendly where ever we went I can't wait to go back there soon.

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