Thanks to the Greek divers who migrated from Greece in the late 1800’s, Tarpon Springs is now known as the Sponge Capital of the World.
The Sponge Industry helped build a Greek Community that is now famous, not only for the world’s finest sponges, but for some of the best Greek restaurants,markets, and bakeries in the Country.
Located minutes from Tampa, the approximate 10-mile radius of downtown Tarpon Springs offers beautiful parks, pristine beaches, golf courses marinas, salt and fresh-water fishing, yacht charters, scuba diving, snorkeling and kayaking. Also enjoy unique Greek and Florida souvenirs and sightseeing cruises!
Tarpon Springs is a great day trip from Tampa, Clearwater, St Pete, Sarasota, Pasco and Orlando. Bring the kids and check out the history, culture and amazing Greek food.