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Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, Tarpon Springs

Categories: Piers & Boardwalks, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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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  • amazing village full of bikes decorated, we see that Greeks have settled here for a long time. Shop tourists, restaurant, short has a good time.
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  • A nice little village full of shopping and restaurants. Haven't decided if I'll go back. I was a bit disappointed with all the vendors standing outside their shops, restaurants and attractions solicit...  read more »
  • Still a great place to visit but definitely not how I remember it when I was younger! I feel there used to be more shops/restaurants open and they were open later than 5! Love finding authentic Greek ...  read more »
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