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Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, Tarpon Springs
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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. Using our international travel planner, Tarpon Springs attractions like Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Although touristy now, you can see the history and understand how the sponge docks influenced the community. It's worth a stroll, but things could really be updated. If you're lucky, you'll see a boat...  more »
  • We enjoyed walking around the area. Yes, you had to pay for parking. However, when we were there they were having an art and craft fair. That was lots of fun. The food was excellent. Greek pastries we...  more »
  • A small Greek world unto itself. Very cute many small restaurants and souvenir shops. Sponges of all kinds are offered all over the place. Informative and Nice. It is worth to make a trip there.
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