Tarpon Springs Neighborhood Guide

  • Tarpon Springs is known for its implication in the sponge diving industry and its strong Greek presence.
  • Dodecanese Avenue in the Greektown Historic District of Tarpon Springs is still thriving as both a traditional community and a tourist destination. This area is the center of all sponging and fishing activity in the city. Right by the water, numerous restaurants serve traditional Greek cuisine and fresh seafood. There are also small shops that sell everything from natural sponges to imported goods. Along the working waterfront street, locals greet each other in Greek and stop to chat without regard to the traffic.
Tarpon Springs Neighborhoods
  • The nearby beaches, part of the Pinellas County parks, are popular for swimming, windsurfing, picnics, boating, and other water sports. People also come to the beaches to watch the beautiful sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. Sandy barrier islands off shore shift position over time with the waves and storms. They are accessible by boat and are especially ideal for shell spotting and watching bottlenose dolphins at play. One permanent island, Anclote Key, is a State Park Preserve with a historic lighthouse, bird nesting colonies and pristine beaches.
Tarpon Springs Neighborhoods