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Address: Dodecanese blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Phone Number: 7279405328
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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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Lots to see do and eat for a day outing. .lots of good food, shopping and scenery of the waterfront. ..

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

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

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Thank Lissette L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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.

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Thank Sylvia F
The Villages, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 

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Thank Katherine G
Omaha, NE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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.

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Thank Kitchenqueen99
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days 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.

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Thank Debbie H
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days 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.

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Macomb, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good for families, couples, singles. A nice Greek community on the boat docks. Several bar, food, ice cream options. Tourist shipping plus a few boutiques. Also a fish market where we purchased delicious fresh fish, shrimp etc for dinner that night. We went on a dolphin/sea she'll trip from here. Also 5 stars!!

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Evergreen, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We always spend a lunch at Hellas and then wander the town. The old sponge boats are fun to see and the crusty locals even more entertaining as they try to wrangle tourists on a boat ride or dolphin watch. It is all great except for some reason, lots of smokers around... wish Florida would get with smoking limits!

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Being a local, one of my favorite places to take out-of-towners is Tarpon Springs. Two ladies from Seattle wanted to see it and I was delighted to show them the sights. We went Thursday, September 15, 2016. Usually the best time to visit Tarpon Springs is May and October because it's not so hot and there's hardly anyone there. Weekdays... More 

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