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Historic Tarpon Springs Shopping District

 

Dodecanese Boulevard Shopping & Sidewalk Dining

Dodecanese Boulevard Shopping & Sidewalk Dining

 

Sponges as Planters? Perfect for 'Air Plants'

Sponges as Planters? Perfect for ‘Air Plants’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

St. Nicholas Lines Offers Cruise Demonstrating Sponge Harvesting

St. Nicholas Lines Offers Cruise Demonstrating Sponge Harvesting

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.

 

Authentic Greek Restaurants Offer Wonderful, Classic Greek Dishes

Authentic Greek Restaurants Offer Wonderful, Classic Greek Dishes

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.

Tarpon Springs Has Something for Everyone

Tarpon Springs Has Something for Everyone

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
Greek Pastries Tempt Everyone!

Greek Pastries Tempt Everyone!

  • Delicious pastries in restaurants & bakeries on Dodecanese Boulevard will temp you, if you have the least bit of a sweet tooth!

Antique Shops in Downtown Tarpon Springs

  • 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.

Former Sponge Boat Exhibit at the Sponge  Exchange

Former Sponge Boat Exhibit at the Sponge Exchange

For More Information:

http://www.destinationmainstreets.com/florida/tarpon-springs.php

 http://www.spongedocks.net/things-to-do.htm

 

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