Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks

Tarpon Spring Sponge Docks
Sponge Diving Capitol of the World

Walk along Dodecanese Boulevard to see docked sponge boats, shops selling seas sponges and restaurants serving up authentic Greek cuisine.  The early sponge industry created a need for eating places at the Docks for the boat crews. Soon, as news of this unusual industry spread, people began to come to the Docks to see the sponges. Shops opened so that the tourists could purchase sponges and other souvenirs. The tourism industry blossomed in Tarpon Springs. Some of the original shops remain at the Docks today, owned by the same families that started them. Through the years more shops have opened, putting the number at well over 100 today. There are approximately fifteen restaurants in the Sponge Docks area, several of them internationally known.

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Entertainment Live Entertainment Parking Restaurant
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Family Friendly
Shopping Type
Antiques Beach/Souvenir Shop Galleries Shopping Area Specialty Shop
Time To Experience Activity
Full day
Tour Information
Guided Tours
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Community: Tarpon Springs

Dodecanese Boulevard
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Phone: 727-937-6109

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Leah F | Sep. 25, 2018
“Be prepared ”

This is a major tourist trap. All the shops trying to get you to buy in their stores. We went into several shops and it was amazing how rude the workers were and watched you like you were there to...

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