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Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks

Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
+1 727-938-6898
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An enjoyable day

Took our kids, who are visiting from Illinois, to the Sponge Docks for some shopping. They enjoyed... read more

Reviewed today
RichM53
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Orlando, Florida
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Great place to visit

Stopped here on our way from Crystal Springs to Tampa based on an article online that listed it a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Keith J
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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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  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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LOCATION
Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
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+1 727-938-6898
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"sponge docks"
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"pastries"
in 62 reviews
"fun place to visit"
in 37 reviews
"greek culture"
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"shops and restaurants"
in 65 reviews
"baklava"
in 32 reviews
"great greek food"
in 58 reviews
"shops selling"
in 27 reviews
"day trip"
in 126 reviews
"dodecanese blvd"
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"rusty bellies"
in 49 reviews
"t shirts"
in 49 reviews
"seafood"
in 52 reviews
"sponge diving"
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"the main street"
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"hellas bakery"
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"sponge museum"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Took our kids, who are visiting from Illinois, to the Sponge Docks for some shopping. They enjoyed the variety of stores and food choices. We were not able to take the sight seeing cruise this time, but my wife and I did enjoy our sponge...More

Thank RichM53
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stopped here on our way from Crystal Springs to Tampa based on an article online that listed it a must see in Florida. What a great find, the docks and town are so unique and neat to see. There are so many great shops and...More

Thank Keith J
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Who knew there are sponge docks in Tarpon Springs. Very interesting to see how the local natural sponge industry developed into a touristy town. Tarpon Springs is a very unique place and a must see.

Thank jvirish
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Parking was $5 in many of the lots. There are a lot of Greek restaurants and seafood restaurants to choose from. There are also lots of shops where you can pick up shells, sponges, T-shirt’s, and other local treasures. My sons thought it was awesome...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Family decided to head to tarpon and we did just that. Lots of shops and music and food and lots of boats. The heat was unbearable but we got thru it. The shops were airconditioned and people were selling bottled water. The main court had...More

Thank Dawn P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of places to eat and shop. If you are visiting the central Florida gulf area it is worth a visit to the Sponge Docks. Seafood and Greek restaurants, so many small shops and make sure you take the side streets to to catch those...More

Thank sassie123
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to come and watch people. There are so many different activities to do. Other than watching people walk around, you can window shop, grab a nosh at one of the many restaurants, hope on a tour boat, and even get a charter...More

1  Thank Emmanuel954
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A good place to spend an afternoon or evening, boat trips are reasonably priced and there seemed to be one leaving every 30 minutes or so Plenty of shops to look at and buy presents for friends, when you have finished shopping then off to...More

Thank charles h
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are a history buff & looking for a great day trip then tarpon springs florida is just the place. This is the sponge capital of the world. Relive the rich history, your the sponge boats & enjoy great food. It's on the west...More

Thank bcriv
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Reviewed 1 week ago

They had so many quaint shops to go in and out of. It also has a lot of little restaurants to pick from. We look forward to going there every year. We even went on a trolley ride around the town the houses are beautiful.

1  Thank mwildshadow
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jjeffords
July 2, 2018|
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Response from Annsims | Reviewed this property |
I think the shops close around 6. Some will close earlier if the weather is poor. Restaurants stay open later :)
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Scott E
April 28, 2018|
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Response from midiala l | Reviewed this property |
Hello, very much so. You can see People with their dogs walking along the docks. Very pet friendly.
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gailron
March 31, 2018|
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Response from midiala l | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late response, but no they are not. This area is very Greek Orthodox and very little restaurants are open this day.
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