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The historic riverfront town of Tarpon Springs—just 20 minutes north of Clearwater—Once you turn onto Dodecanese Boulevard you feel you are thousands of miles away to a coastal village in Greece.

After the discovery of natural sponge beds in the early 1900s, Greek sponge divers arrived in Tarpon Springs, a community at the northern end of the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area, to grow the now-famous sponge industry. The main attraction of Tarpon Springs became its famous Sponge Docks, which are set along the Anclote River. The Greek heritage is still strong here—if you’re even remotely of Hellas heritage, you’ll probably discover a cousin or two in this town.

Dodecanese Boulevard, which follows the riverfront, is lined with gift shops that carry everything from souvenirs to home goods, natural sponges to olive oil soap.

Things to do:

Dodecanese Boulevard- many authentic Greek restaurants and pastry shops. 

Enjoy a stroll along Dodecanese Boulevard and shop in antique shops. You can find a host of souvenirs, in any of the shops.

Schools

Tarpon Springs Elementary

Booker Creek Elementary School

Sunset Hills Elementary School

Plato Academy Charter School

East Lake High School

 

Tarpon Springs is a city on central Florida’s Gulf Coast. Greek eateries line waterfront Dodecanese Boulevard, a legacy of the Greek sponge divers who settled here in the early 1900s. Along the water, the Historic Sponge Docks are a reminder of the once booming industry.