Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, Tarpon Springs

Visit Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, one of the world's leading natural sponge markets. Since 1890, the sponge harvesting industry had been developing in this small seaside resort. Divers from Greece were brought to the United States, and they would use diving equipment to collect these aquatic animals and prepare them for sale. At the beginning of the 20th century, the resort became known as the Sponge Capital of the World. Today, you can learn about the sponge harvesting industry at the site, hear about its history, and buy sponges to use for bathing, decorating, and cleaning. Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Tarpon Springs Edition.
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  • Settled by the Greeks in early 1900s, great history of the sponge diving industry (stay away from China made sponges). Really enjoyed the small town, go thru downtown with vintage shops, drive thru th...  more »
  • Fun for a day or two. Take the Odyssey cruise. Buy a sponge. Eat Greek. Celebrate the Greek heritage with a glass of Ouzo. Stay at Ashley's Victorian bnb!  more »
  • As with all towns with only one real attraction, Tarpon has gone tourist crazy. Got to check out prices before you buy.  more »
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