Tag Archive: Tarpon Springs

Jul 05

Hellas Greek Restaurant at Florida’s Tarpon Springs

Hellas interior

Tarpon Springs, Florida is known for its Greek community founded in both the sponge diving business and restaurants and shops. One of the best restaurants is Hellas Restaurant and the joining Hellas Bakery. The businesses are on the main commercial street in the town, Dodecanese Boulevard. We really enjoyed our meal at the restaurant. The …

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Feb 11

Parthenon Restaurant at Tarpon Springs, Florida

Dining room at the Parthenon

While strolling down Dodecanese Blvd. at the Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs recently we went by the Parthenon Restaurant. The manager was out front standing by the menu board and began to tell us about the restaurant offerings. He did a  good job, because we decided to go in and have a bite of lunch. …

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Feb 07

A relaxing day at one of the Tarpon Springs beaches

One of the magnificent old trees in the park

Yesterday we had a very relaxing time at the beach at Howard Park in Tarpon Springs, Florida. The beach is on a small island at the end of a long causeway road. For $5 you get a parking pass good until dusk of that day. We got there about 10:30 in the morning and enjoyed …

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Feb 06

Wind surfers at Tarpon Springs, Florida’s Howard Park

Mark Tetrault, foreground, sailing along at a very fast pace!

Feb 06

Sunset Beach at Tarpon Springs has free concerts planned

Delicious food and great drinks at the food trucks

We had left the Sponge Docks shopping and attractions area and were headed towards one of the Tarpon Springs beaches. We wanted to see the sun set over the Gulf. We ended up at Sunset Beach and much to our surprise and delight we spotted signs for a free concert on the beach that evening. …

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Feb 06

Hand made cigars at Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks

Cigars for sale

In a neat little stand alone shop on Dodecanese Blvd. Sponge Docks is a sign for hand made cigars. That prompted a look for me. Sure enough, inside the booth sat Don Esteban making fine cigars by hand. I had never seen cigars made. Don was a delight to chat with, and with a big …

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Feb 05

Kite boarding at Sunset Beach, Tarpon Springs

You can see the size of the board and the ropes leading to the kite.

We headed to one of the beaches at Tarpon Springs, Florida. It turns out there will be a free concert tonight at the beach, much to our surprise. When we approached  the beach we saw some huge kites in the air. It turned ot that these kites were being used by some folks to pull them …

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Feb 05

Enjoying a relaxing day at Tarpon Springs, Florida

Plaque with the sponge diver mosaic

We decided to take a day and just do some fun tourist things. So off to Tarpon Springs we went this morning. Sher and I had been here before last year but had not really explored the Sponge Dock area very well. I say just some touristy type things, however we did spot a sign …

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