Historic Tarpon Springs Shopping District
From the best natural sponge in the world to unique jewelry or classic antiques, Tarpon Springs has all the makings of a shopper’s paradise.What: The historic riverfront town of Tarpon Springs – just 20 minutes north of Clearwater –
has a way of transporting you to a coastal village in Greece.
Heavily influenced by Greek culture, the town is best known for its sponge docks,
Greek fare and serene beaches.
You’ll also discover a plethora of Greek restaurants on this waterfront strip. Savor the smells – strong coffee, baklava, tzatziki (a yogurt cucumber garlic dip) – emanating from bustling eateries.
When: Daily. Depending on the season some antique shops could be closed or have limited hours on Mondays.
Where: Along the waterfront, Dodecanese Boulevard is the heart of the shopping district. Follow the signs to the Sponge Docks and you are on your way.
What Is Featured:
- Everything from souvenirs to practical home goods and trinkets
flown in straight from the Greek homeland, including rejuvenating olive oil soaps and sponges
- Delicious pastries in restaurants & bakeries on Dodecanese Boulevard will temp you, if you have the least bit of a sweet tooth!
- Along downtown’s Tarpon Avenue, you’ll find more than one antique shop peddling its quaint wares, if you’re up for a stroll
Parking: Limited metered on-street parking. Private parking lots charge a bit, usually one fee for the day.
There are public restrooms at The Sponge Exchange on Dodecanese Boulevard,
and at the intersection of Dodecanese Boulevard and Hope Street.
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