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Small town charm with a history.

Tarpon Springs is one of our favorite small towns in Florida. The sponge docks are what put Tarpon... read more

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tom4cats
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Lake Wales, Florida
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Great for an afternoon walk

We enjoyed walking thru the sponge docks. It is very touristy and can be crowded but well worth the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Greg H
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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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Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Tarpon Springs is one of our favorite small towns in Florida. The sponge docks are what put Tarpon Springs on the map founded by Greek sponge diver immigrants. Town is easily accessible and clean. Shops offers variety of items, our favorite is the sponge shop....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tom4cats
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed walking thru the sponge docks. It is very touristy and can be crowded but well worth the visit. We stopped in a few of the restaurants and had a quick bite along the way

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Greg H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Cute Greek town but very busy & touristy and pushy sales people trying to get you in their restaurant or to take a boat ride ...so much so I probably wouldn’t go back there

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Rattlesnaketravels
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This area was really neat. There are numerous stores, bakeries and eateries. They also have access to water activities. We went on a shelling and dolphin cruise and saw alot of dolphins. Very pretty and kept area. Great place to go if you are looking...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Diana F
Reviewed 5 days ago

Small town atmosphere with great shopping and you are able to soak up lots of history. People are very friendly.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Cindylee W
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks are a local charming dock with a variety of boats available for you to go on an adventure and watch swimmers dive for sponges. Or you can stroll through the neighborhood and visit the local, interesting shops or eat seafood...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Denali_Adventures
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have lived in Florida my whole life and still find the sponge docks so much fun! Yes it is definitely a tourist spot but it’s always a great time! Lots of little shops with cool stuff, lots of places to eat and drink on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TNR7985
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Couldn't walk down the street without being harassed by someone trying to take us on some tour. All the shops were exactly the same and the same crap you get anywhere. There are so many authentic places to visit in the area, I'd stay away.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 986karenr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the Sponge Docks for the first time today. We’re new to arrive and actually just became aware of the Sponge Docks a short while ago. We we’re surprised that there was an area in Tarpon Spring with such a concentrated...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank MichaelNC-FL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun experience, crowded with many tourists. Many shops carried same merchandise, but that is to be expected in a tourist location like this. We went on a weekday afternoon during Christmas week and it was overcrowded, so if you would prefer a less busy time,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank fearlesskaz
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Passenger556756
7 January 2019|
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Response from TSSpongeDocks | Property representative |
No, but expect to pay for parking. Usually around $5 for the day.
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Tanya S
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Response from Sue C | Reviewed this property |
9am Hellas Greek bakery....yummy items
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Michelle B
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Response from midiala l | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Yes everything is wheelchair friendly.
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