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Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks

Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“greek food” (188 reviews)
“sponge docks” (547 reviews)
“pastries” (54 reviews)
Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We really enjoyed the sponge docks and learning the rich history of the area. You can view a great video and see old pictures in one of the shops if you want to learn more.

Thank mogamo74
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed the calm stroll along the docks and watch the sponge loads come off the boats and be sorted. Enjoyed geek cuisine across from the docks as well as cute gift shops. All can be done in a few hours.

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks is always a fun place to wander around. There are many quaint little shops selling sponges and olive oil soaps and t shirts

Thank Greg F
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is wonderful taste of what could be a Greek dockside. Fascinating to hear of the sponge diving and collection. We wandered the length of the dock marveling at the equipment used to descend in the waters that bore the sponges. The shops available near...More

Thank Rich41
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of my favorite spots in Florida. Lots of fun little shops and sponges galore. I suggest finding some homemade soap and catching a bite in one of the Greek restaurants.

Thank hushmonkey
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very charming small town and docks, plenty of trips on offer or just stroll the sidewalks peruse the sponge shops and have a Greek meal. Great place to hang out.

Thank teamflames
Reviewed 6 days ago

Love this place, and I've been back three times now. It never gets old. The shop inside will refund your parking if you make a purchase. So charming.

Thank Carmen G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Spend the day strolling the docks, checking out the sponges, visiting the shops with Greek goodies. And of course, eating at the Greek restaurants.

Thank Belinda Y
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Interesting shops! Incredible food! The seagulls flying around and the boats on the water make it a unique atmosphere! Lots of fun!

Thank Eppard
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our third visit to the sponge docks. When we are on the gulf coast we always try and visit Tarpon Springs and the Sponge Docks. There is a lot of interesting shops to visit and it's a great place to buy some sponges....More

Thank David N
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My wife and I like the little shops. Are they within walking of parking, or spread out
14 June 2017|
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Response from Jennifer D | Reviewed this property |
After you pay to park there are BLOCKS worth of waking and shopping. Definitely a day trip. Enjoy!!
Are the sponge docks open on the 4th of July?
22 May 2017|
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Response from grismons | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are.
Are the shops and bakeries open on Sunday mornings?
23 April 2017|
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Response from sbutler3 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The service is good and people are helpful and friendly.