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The Sponge Docks

  • Dodecanese Blvd. Map It
  • Tarpon Springs

Published 07/06/2017

Fodor's Review

Paralleled by a busy boulevard lined with sponge shops and Greek restaurants, this several-blocks-long waterfront spot showcase's Tarpon Spring's Greek roots as well as the industry that first made the town thrive over a century ago. Stroll along the docks and you'll find an aquarium, tons of small boutiques, bakeries specializing in baklava and the like, and several boat tours of the surrounding waters. Pop into the Sponge Docks Museum to see a film about the much-sought-after creatures from the phylum porifera and how they helped the town prosper in the early 1900s. You'll come away converted to (and loaded up with) natural sponges.

Sight Information


Dodecanese Blvd., off Alt. U.S. 19, Tarpon Springs, Florida, 34689, USA

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Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 07/06/2017


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