Due to the abundance of Greek Immigrants brought by the sponging industry, a large number of the residents in Tarpon Springs come from greek heritage. Depending on when you visit you may find yourself walking through a massive Greek festival or in the middle of the Epiphany, a traditional Greek celebration out on the bayou.
The Sponge Dock in Tarpon Springs is a must-visit. Here you will find the largest variety of natural sponges, so fresh you can still smell the salt and sea all over them.
In addition to great antiquing, vintage shops, specialty markets, and boutiques, you can visit the Safford House Museum. Filled with original furnishings and old Safford family possessions, it remains a prime example of late 19th century Victorian architecture.