Travel Blogs from Tarpon Springs,, United States

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Welcome to Greece, Tarpon Springs, United States travel blog

Welcome to Greece

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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We leave (with pleasure) the noisy motel and go to Tarpon Springs, a village recommended to us by the manager of the underwater hotel: a Greek village she said, wait and see... . We check in to a BEAUTIFUL Holiday Inn: luxury! We go for the village ...

Not Sure, Tarpon Springs, United States travel blog

Not Sure

A travel blog entry by bskray

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Ride down was not too bad. Arrived about an hour off of schedule due to a car accident on US75. ( Didn't really have a schedule, but hoped to make it in the time map quest estimated)There were some fatalities and though I have seen cars on the road after ...

Corvettes and Sponges, Tarpon Springs, United States travel blog

Corvettes and Sponges

A travel blog entry by malbet

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... process can be rather laborious. So here goes with a bit of both: 2. My bit Well, today we drove south to Tarpon Springs, Florida's Mediterranean village and the 'sponge capitol' of the world. It was like being on holiday in Greece! The ...

Florida, Mediterranean Style, Tarpon Springs, United States travel blog

Florida, Mediterranean Style

A travel blog entry by thistlemoon

... last week on a whim and found a wonderful place to get down with our Mediterranean selves! Tarpon Springs boasts the largest Greek population in the United States, as it makes up about 1/3 of the community. Its inhabitants are the descendents of Greek ...

Volkswagens everywhere, Tarpon Springs, United States travel blog

Volkswagens everywhere

A travel blog entry by debnjon

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... around some ground debris (wearing sandals, no less) and disturbed a nest of fire ants…..uh-oh!! Not recommended! Now we are in Tarpon Springs at the vacation home of a good friend, so no camping for a week. We spent the day cleaning out the van, ...

Our first day in Tarpon Springs, FL!, Tarpon Springs,, United States travel blog

Our first day in Tarpon Springs, FL!

A travel blog entry by thesteeles

... , a historic lighthouse, migratory birds, and learned about the Greeks settling the town in the early 1900's when they discovered Tarpon Springs was rich in sponges. Next we set out on the sponge diving boat. We learned about the different grades of ...

Tarpon Springs, Tarpon Springs, United States travel blog

Tarpon Springs

A travel blog entry by harryandnorah

... but it soon warms up as the sun gets going. Day temp is around mid 80's. Drove north through Clearwater and then to 'Tarpon Springs', where JHS had told us of a 'Greek Village'. Here Greek immigrants have set up a sponge harvesting port that is the ...

Florida - USA, Tarpon Springs, United States travel blog

Florida - USA

A travel blog entry by andyfreshwater

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... ;Today is glorious, in the 90's but fairly humid which is typical for Florida at this time of the year. We visited Tarpon Springs, where the Greek community set up in the early 1900's running sponge diving businesses. Today there are many Greek shops ...

Family in Florida, then on our way, Bradenton/Gainesville, United States travel blog

Family in Florida, then on our way

A travel blog entry by crashhopper

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This morning we hung out w/ family in Bradenton and visited our lovely Grandma Mousie in the rehab center she is currently staying in. Unfortunately she broke her kneecap a few weeks ago but she is already doing much better. Roxy was allowed inside with ...

Everything Was Greek to Us, Tarpon Springs, United States travel blog

Everything Was Greek to Us

A travel blog entry by jandjontheroad

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... Springs to harvest sea sponges in the waters nearby bringing much of their Greek culture and many immigrants with them.  In fact, Tarpon Springs claims the highest percentage of Greek Americans in any city in the US.  These divers and the sponge ...

First real beach time, Tarpon Springs, United States travel blog

First real beach time

A travel blog entry by nl.opiola

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Re-opened the mushroom camper to the air in the morning sun and headed into the greek sponge docks.  Walked the strip bringing back memories of being there with the kids.  :)  Stopped in for Greek Salad, gyro and the best baklava ...

A beach day, Tarpon Springs, United States travel blog

A beach day

A travel blog entry by veerlew

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... happen. Nikki wasn't/isn't feeling so well, so she and I decided to go to the beach instead. We drove to Howard park in Tarpon Springs which has a beautifull beach. ere we just swam for a bit and enjoyed the sun. The weather was really good because it ...

Day Twenty Nine, Tarpon Springs, United States travel blog

Day Twenty Nine

A travel blog entry by lgrubbs

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First day on the water with Tom and Beverly...things went almost uneventfully.  Tom is ensuring I continue the learning that Capt Gene started so, once again, I became the bilge rat first thing as I checked out everything in the engine room prior to ...

Tarpon Springs, Tarpon Springs, United States travel blog

Tarpon Springs

A travel blog entry by globeplodder

With Alan's ...

Cousin Eddy and his wife arrive, Tarpon Springs, United States travel blog

Cousin Eddy and his wife arrive

A travel blog entry by nl.opiola

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Looking forward to meeting David and Ellen in Tarpon Springs Florida today. Guess they've had an awful wet ride. Bad enough that they stayed in a hotel at least one night. Ellen must have worked hard for that one. Lol Drove on an old highway for ...

Lifes a beach, Tarpon Springs, United States travel blog

Lifes a beach

A travel blog entry by jon-lisa

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... Back in the car again we made our way to the accomodation we had booked for that evening. We had booked into a B&B in Tarpon Springs. After a little struggle finding the place we arrived at about 7pm. We were greeted by Dick, Marie and Chou Chou ...

Wild Animals and Nature, Tarpon Springs, United States travel blog

Wild Animals and Nature

A travel blog entry by neph

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Local Birds, Squirrles and whatever ...

Clearwater Beach, Tarpon Springs, United States travel blog

Clearwater Beach

A travel blog entry by nl.opiola

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One again, opened the mushroom camper to air out and Ellen and I went to do laundry.  Packed a lunch and headed to Clearwater Beach for the day. On route keen eyed David spotted the hot sign on at Krispy Kreme so of course had to pull a u turn and ...

Rays, Sharks and Sponges, Tarpon Springs, United States travel blog

Rays, Sharks and Sponges

A travel blog entry by briansalgat

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... :  Went to Uncle Bob and Aunt Moni's for breakfast this morning.  Afterwards, began tour of area.  First stop was Tarpon Springs.  We toured a park in hopes of spotting an alligators and turtles.  No luck on gators, did see a ...

KELLY'S BIRTHDAY!!!!!! (and Jim's), Tarpon Springs, United States travel blog

KELLY'S BIRTHDAY!!!!!! (and Jim's)

A travel blog entry by kellyandjack

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I woke up to a small selection of cards and presents from family and a few others, which was really nice, more than i expected! I got a beautiful watch off Jack :) (which i told him not to get me!) and money owards my Canada train from Mum and Dad, which ...

Party day, Tarpon Springs, United States travel blog

Party day

A travel blog entry by kellyandjack

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Today we had just about enough time for a swim in the pool before everyone was in party preparation mode, cooking and cleaning. Lots of friends and neighbours had been invited over to celebrate Jim's birthday so a lot needed to be done. Loads ...

Wildlife bike ride, Tarpon Springs, United States travel blog

Wildlife bike ride

A travel blog entry by kellyandjack

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Today we were on the bikes again, this time we went out to a nice park where they had a 7 mile trail. It was a really great place as me and Jack got to see some of the local wildlife, including armadillo's, alligator's, fox squirrel's, tortoise's, ...

The day after the party, Tarpon Springs, United States travel blog

The day after the party

A travel blog entry by kellyandjack

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... as we had imagined, so we headed back across the causeway to the park. We sat there for a while before cycling back into Tarpon Springs, where we bought a much deserved ice cream :) the weather was getting worse now, it was cloudy and very humid, so when ...

Manoir Howey et Visite des éponges, Tarpon Springs, United States travel blog

Manoir Howey et Visite des éponges

A travel blog entry by france_rejean

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Bonjour à tous, Visite du manoir de mr.Howey Nous voici de retour d'une belle journée .Nous avons eu du beau temps . Nous avons fait 1h30 de voiture pour se rendre dans un village d'éponge. C'est à dire un endroit ou il pêche les éponges.Un genre ...

A Day at The Sponge Docks, Tarpon Springs, United States travel blog

A Day at The Sponge Docks

A travel blog entry by jeffandkathieh

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... the Greek food cooking from the many ethnic restaurants.  We had made reservations for a nature cruise that went from the Tarpon Springs Harbor several miles out to the last undeveloped island in that area.  A naturalist narrated the cruise and ...

Dec 18, 2013, Tarpon Springs, United States travel blog

Dec 18, 2013

A travel blog entry by gilmer

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Dec 17, 2013, Tarpon Springs , United States travel blog

Dec 17, 2013

A travel blog entry by gilmer

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Too much to do, and too little time to do it all, Tarpon Springs, United States travel blog

Too much to do, and too little time to do it all

A travel blog entry by veerlew

Hi everybody! I've had a wonderfull day voing to the sponge docks with Arie and Ingrid. It's a tiny place that's completely in Greek style with a lot of greek people living there too. It's right next to the water where people dive for sponges. We ...

Shop till you drop, Tarpon Springs, United States travel blog

Shop till you drop

A travel blog entry by veerlew

Hey, everybody! Today Ingrid and I went back to the sponge docks to do some serious shopping. I bought loads of gifts and souvenirs. So many things i don't remember everything I bought. This evening we are going to have a bonfire in the back yard out of ...

Early start and a long bus ride North, Tarpon Springs, United States travel blog

Early start and a long bus ride North

A travel blog entry by kellyandjack

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Today we got up at 6 after a bad nights sleep in the hostel, got a taxi to the airport and were on our bus to Clearwater by 7:40! After a few more hours of our required sleep we watched a film on the laptop then stopped at Wendy's for lunch (our 3rd ...

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