Visiting Tarpon Springs
Thousands of people visit the Historic Tarpon Springs each year. They visit the historical downtown center and the famous Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks. They can soak in the Greek Culture and Florida Charm. There are dozens of Greek Restaurants, tons of shopping, and historical sites. Tarpon Springs offers a variety of water-based activities like kayaking, sailing, and fishing. Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions about visiting Tarpon Springs.
How Far is Clearwater from Tarpon Springs?
Tarpon Springs is just over 13 miles from Clearwater, FL. It’s about a 30 minute drive, depending on traffic and the time of year. It’s a great day trip. You can enjoy some of the best authentic Greek Restaurants in the US, shop for unique Greek and Florida gifts. The historic Downtown Tarpon Springs has many shops, including antique shops. Tampa Airport is approximately a 45 drive (about 25 miles) and the St Pete-Clearwater International Airport is approximately a 35-minute drive and about 20 miles.
Does Tarpon Springs Have a Beach?
Tarpon Springs has 3 very nice beaches. Howard Park Beach, Sunset Beach, and Anclote Key (only accessible by boat), You can get to Anclote Key Beach on one of our Dolphin Island Cruises
Is Tarpon Springs Safe?
Tarpon Spring’s crime rate is lower than Florida’s average. Since the city relies heavily on tourists, the tourist areas are very safe, patroled, and nice to visit.
What Is There to Do in Tarpon Springs?
Of course, Tarpon Springs is best known for its famous for its sponge docks, Greek food, and culture, and tons of shopping. You can purchase unique sponge and Greek-related products, such as natural sponges, homemade goat’s milk and olive oil soaps, as well as antiques in Downtown Tarpon Springs. You can also go deep-sea fishing, take a dolphin cruise, visit historic sites.
What is Tarpon Springs Known for?
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 finest Greek Restaurants, Markets, and Bakeries in the Country. What will you find in Tarpon Springs? The Sponge Docks, Greek Restaurants, Bakeries, Attractions, Natural Sponges, Sponge Diving, Tours, Sightseeing Cruises, Unique Greek and Florida Souvenirs, lots of Shopping, Sightseeing and Live Entertainment (Bouzoukia)