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by tampa_shawn

I take everyone who visits me in Tampa to Tarpon Springs. It?s a Greek colony settled just North of Tampa to harvest sponges.

Tarpon Springs is absolutely picturesque. It is the place to get the best Greek food in Florida and a great place to sight see. Once you get to the water front area park your car and walk around. There are a plethora of Greek restaurants, small museums, Greek merchandise shops and even the normal tacky tourist shops.

I always get here in time for lunch and stay for dinner to get two chances at the great Greek food. Be sure to try the flaming cheese appetizer and at least one fish dish.

By the dock you can also purchase dolphin sight seeing tours, sponge diving tours, gambling cruises. The free sponge museum is a bit run down is still very well done and heck its free!

The main street area has all sorts of museum shops and also host some wonderful bed and breakfasts.

The city of Tarpon Springs (between the water and US19) has quite a few art galleries and antique shops that are also worth visiting.

Tarpon Springs is a waterfront community north of Tampa just off of US19

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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