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Finding gifts for the Fam!

I absolutely adore this shop! Every time I go to Florida I visit tarpon and I am never unsatisfied... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
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Spring in your step

A lovely part of Tarpon and a great way to spend half a day - sponges galore, sea shells, boat... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Leek, United Kingdom
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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.
Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
+1 727-938-6898
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 August 2003

For a day trip, my daughter, 7 year old grandson, and I headed for Tarpon Springs, FL, from Lakeland, FL. It was confusing to get there, but beautiful. On the way back we went south to Tampa then east to Lakeland -- MUCH easier!! Once...More

32  Thank Stay25493
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The sponge docks are for tourists, which is what we were on this trip. Going there knowing what to expect is key. We made this a stop on a weekend trip from Orlando and had a nice time. The sponge docks can be done start...More

4  Thank TheTravelerJunkie
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I absolutely adore this shop! Every time I go to Florida I visit tarpon and I am never unsatisfied. The sponges they have there are the best of the best! The product of clothing is amazing and just the T-shirts alone or so supersoft. They...More

1  Thank brandyo273
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A lovely part of Tarpon and a great way to spend half a day - sponges galore, sea shells, boat trips and some very nice gift shops - a Greek flavour to the cuisine because of the heritage. Much nicer than Johns Pass

1  Thank ChairmanJon
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited the sponge docks about 10 years ago when our children were little. Visiting again and it is still a great place to spend the day. You can purchase handmade soaps, sponges, sea side decorations plus plus.

1  Thank Seaside499822
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was really so much fun. The food was excellent, but there was no cover from the FL sun! It was only high 80's, but FL is close to the sun. We had a nice sea breeze, that helped, but I'm going to comment to...More

1  Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sponge Museum was disappointing. The Greek community is very open and friendly. Not a crowded town this time of year. Would recommend to go when it is cooler. Buy natural sponges.

1  Thank KAREN G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just sitting on the many benches and watching the boats come in and out. Saw one bring in a large harvest of sponges and willing to stop and talk to us. Such friendly people and area.

1  Thank Dolores W
Reviewed 1 week ago

You should go early before eveyone else gets there. You should have sunscreen if you are staying there long and burn easy. Don't forget to bring money for those stores.

Thank Isabella W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great shopping. Nice atmosphere. Docks are very interesting, enjoy Greek history here Great place to take the kids. Handmade soaps are my favorite.

Thank Lucy A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had some extra time while in Florida so we went to the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks. Fun place to go. Lots of shops, restaurants, can take a boat ride with a diver diving for sponges if you choose.

1  Thank Melissa P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tarpon Springs is the greatest place to visit here in Tarpon. The Sponge Docks are world known and it makes one feel like there in Greece. The restaurants are all terrific. But i would say go to limani's . Its the best on the water,...More

Thank John T
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Tanya S
22 October 2018|
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Response from Sue C | Reviewed this property |
9am Hellas Greek bakery....yummy items
Michelle B
3 August 2018|
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Response from midiala l | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Yes everything is wheelchair friendly.
2 July 2018|
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Response from Annsims | Reviewed this property |
I think the shops close around 6. Some will close earlier if the weather is poor. Restaurants stay open later :)