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  1. Nicole LaBarge
    September 15, 2019 @ 1:44 AM

    That’s cool that they have a Sister City relationships with Greek islands Symi, Cyprus, Halki, and Kalymnos. I had no idea the greek influence there. Even the boats have greek names!

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  2. Elaine Masters
    September 15, 2019 @ 8:09 PM

    It sounds like a sweet spot to visit and no longer a secret. I love seaside cities and would poke around in those shell stores, admire the sponges and gorge on Greek food. Thanks for putting Tarpon on my radar.

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    • Melody Pittman
      September 18, 2019 @ 10:36 PM

      Great! Come on down, Elaine! 😉

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  3. sherianne
    September 15, 2019 @ 10:58 PM

    This sounds like a truly unique spot. I would love to browse the stores and sponges would be such a unique souvenir. Having a Greek lunch at Hellas Greek Restaurant & Bakery is a great tip.

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  4. Anda
    September 17, 2019 @ 12:56 AM

    Tarpon Springs looks like my kind of town: colorful port, charming downtown and greek restaurants. So far I’ve only visited Miami and Fort Lauderdale, but you made me really curious about Tarpon.

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    • Melody Pittman
      September 18, 2019 @ 10:36 PM

      Then stop to visit your friend Melody in Vero Beach. 😉

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  5. Indrani
    September 17, 2019 @ 1:52 AM

    Wow Sponge Capital – that is new to me. Pictures are really beautiful and I feel convinced that the town has a mystical feel that pulls you in. I hope to visit!

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    • Melody Pittman
      September 18, 2019 @ 10:36 PM

      Thanks so much! Appreciate you reading. 😉

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  6. Kamree
    September 17, 2019 @ 5:38 PM

    I had no idea natural sponges have such a big market, I bet it would be a great place for a market stroll.

    xo – Kam

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    • Melody Pittman
      September 18, 2019 @ 10:35 PM

      Me either! LOL What a riot! 😉

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  7. Linda (LD Holland)
    September 17, 2019 @ 7:57 PM

    So interesting that Tarpon Springs is the sponge capital of the world. I would definitely want to try the Greek food options in Tarpon Springs. Taking Baklava home from the bakery would be my plan. So good that you visited.

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  8. Adonis A Villanueva
    September 18, 2019 @ 12:20 PM

    It’s actually the first time I’ve heard of sponge being the industry that founded a town. Sounds very intriguing! I’m always down for Greek Food, I’d be happy to check out Hellas as per your suggestion. Tarpon Springs sounds like a happy place indeed!

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  9. Catherine Salvador Mendoza
    September 19, 2019 @ 5:29 AM

    Yey for the Greek foods! I may have had Greek delicacies such as Baklava, and Flogeres before but I just couldn’t remember. Though, I loved it! I can imagine how amiable the people there at Tarpon Springs Florida.

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  10. Suruchi Mittal
    September 19, 2019 @ 8:50 AM

    I too think that the Tarpon Springs are quite cool and a great place to live too. I too could have never imagined it as a sponge capital and people working on it! Wow. The Greek food too looks quite yummy.

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