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  1. I can’t believe you missed the Orange Cycle Creamery – absolutely the best ice cream in the Tampa Bay area and it is downtown Tarpon Springs. The locals all love it and are addicted to the many amazing flavors – next time come back and don’t forget to stop for ice cream. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED

  2. Our friends own Saint Somewhere. They’re still making Belgian style ales but no longer have the tasting room/home.

  3. Have lived in Tarpon Spring for 20 years and love it. One thing I didn’t see you mention is the Greek olive oil soap. I always make sure I have some in the house. It will remove stains of any kind! Try using it to wash your hands, they will feel cleaner than they ever have before!

  4. Got to Tarpon in 1959 at 5 years old moved north in 1974. It’s one of the few places in Florida that have gotten better with age. If you ride bikes the Pinellas trail and other numerous trail will offer you traffic free adventures, exercise and many destinations. I am in Pinellas a week a month now and only use my bike. Check out Pedago electric assist bikes in Dunedin and rent one. Being tired from a long ride will never exist anymore and besides you will feel like a kid again. Motorists that encounter you at intersections are courteous and thoughtful, Pinellas is one of a few places that cycling is the best way to get around.

  5. How can you not have mentioned Pauls Shrimp House on Athens st? They’re a landmark that has been serving fresh seafood for over 79 years and is located right off the main drag.

    1. I have been to Tarpon Springs 10 times if not more…I love Dodecanese Street, love Hellas Bakery and Restaurant…but, across the street there is Limani if you want a quick bite for lunch. He makes the BEST souvlaki, I don’t even remember them better when I am in Greece!! There is outside sitting and you can enjoy the boats going by. I just got back from St. Petersburg and HAD to visit Limani. I believe he is closed Tuesdays and not open late at night…
      I LOVE TARPON SPRINGS!! Good grocery shopping for olive oils and anything Greek and good wine selections to bring back home with you.

  6. I’ve NEVER heard of this area despite visiting florida so many times. I need to visit here. Sounds like heaven!

  7. I, too, live in Tarpon Springs…have since 2010! The Sponge Docks is a “must experience” and the Greek food is excellent, but so is the boating, biking along the Pinellas Trail, kayaking, fishing, birding, Howard Park and Sunset Beaches along with events along Tarpon Avenue including the antique shops, eclectic stores and new craft beer establishments! Tarpon has come a LONG way in the 7 years we’ve lived here. And it just keeps getting better! 🙂

    1. Hi!! We are thinking of visiting Tsrpon Springs during Christmas, actually staying Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Are the restaurants open on those days?

      Thank you,
      Sheila Brown

  8. Love to have our amazing little town featured. I myself stumbled across it almost 15 years ago and now proudly call myself a resident. Fun fact.. there are 2 main streets in Tarpon Springs, Dodecanese and Tarpon Ave which also hosts a variety of restaurants, antique shops and amazing finds. From Tarpon Ave, north on Alt 19 there are a number of fun shops, amazing coffee and mouth watering cuisine.

  9. I lived there briefly when I was 10 years old and have gone back to visit a couple of times. It’s been twenty years since my last visit. I love Tarpon Springs. Howard State Park, the Sponge Docks, the cobblestone street downtown, St. Michael’s and St. Nicholas’ the area around the library. I am overdue to come back!

  10. I lived in Miami for 13 years and never knew about this place! I really need to get out in Florida more often. This place looks really great and I’m definitely going to try to visit!

  11. I never heard of this place but looks very interesting. Cycle pics are awesome. I loved the flower decoration and sponge one also, difficult to decide which one nice. Never seen anything like this. Good share.

  12. Omg the flower-decorated bikes are just too cute to handle. What a perfect day to wander around and enjoy fresh air! I didn’t know there was a large Greek community in Florida. thanks for sharing 🙂

  13. Tarpon Springs looks like such a sweet place to visit. I hadn’t realized there was an area of Florida with a large Greek community. 🙂 The food looks amazing and the decorated bikes are too cute! I’d love to take my parents some day.

  14. Those sponges are so crazy! I always thought they were made in a factory or something, not pulled from the ocean. And that restaurant looks absolutely amazing!

    1. If you love off the beaten track places then you should totally make a beeline for Tarpon Springs. Yes, the area has many hotels and B&Bs, would be a perfect weekend.

  15. OMG! Really can’t believe my eyes, place looks stunning and the decorated bicycles are just adorable, I too wanna have a sip of that yummy looking Tiramisu martini! Nicely captured girl 👍🏻

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