Things to do in Tarpon Springs
A Night in the Islands: A free event held throughout the year, click here for the schedule
Sightseeing Tours, Dolphin Cruises: explore the natural estuaries and see the historic lighthouse. The various tour operators specialize in: Nature tours, sightseeing tours, Sponge diving exhibitions, and some boats beach on an island where you can see Florida's nature and look for shells. All of the boats are large, comfortable and stable with all the convenient amenities. Tour operators
Authentic Greek Cuisine: the Sponge Dock's area is home to some nationally recognized Greek restaurants and bakeries. With ten to twelve restaurants and bakeries within walking walking distance, you won't run out of options as to where to eat. Some restaurants feature live entertainment, mostly on the weekends, that features live authentic Greek music and even Belly Dancing. Restaurants . Get breakfast on the docks at Costa's Saturday's & Sundays.
Night Life: You don't have to go home after dinner. Mamas_Greek_Cuisine offers a full bar and occasional live entertainment. @ Cafe is the local exciting Euro Style cafe and is open late. Cafe Greko is a cafe on the docks that is open VERY late. Yiamas Martini Bar is a very nice upscale business located at the sponge docks.
Cultural Classes and Workshops - Learn to dance popular Greek dances and then comfortably join the dancing circle! Traditional Greek cooking, Greek music instruments, Greek songs and more... Go to Tarpon Springs Cultural Treasures for a complete list of classes and workshops.
Tarpon Springs Aquarium: A spectacular living reef, once the domain of divers only, may now be experienced by all. Live coral, sponges, sharks and fish come together to form this truly unique undersea oasis. Don't miss Florida's most exciting Marine attraction. Attractions
Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico: Take a Half day, Full day or Multi day fishing trip in some of the most fertile fishing spots in the world. Attractions
Championship Golf Courses: Innisbrook Golf Resort has 3 championship courses, world class spa and restaurants. www.innisbrookgolfresort.com.
St. Michael’s Shrine: A Greek family built this small chapel in the 1940’s in thanks for the miraculous cure of their young son. 113 Hope Street, Tarpon Springs, Florida
The Inness Paintings: The paintings of George Inness, Jr. are on exhibit from October to May at the Unitarian Universalist Church Of Tarpon Springs. 230 Grand Blvd. Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Craig Park/Spring Bayou: Spring Bayou and the surrounding Craig Park is were the annual Epiphany Celebration takes place. During the winter, manatees come to stay in the warm waters of the Bayou. Many beautiful Victorian homes line the banks of the Bayou. 5 Beekman Way, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Safford House Museum: One of Tarpon Springs’ best kept secrets is the 1883 Safford House Museum. Visiting the home of one of the city’s original developers is a journey back in time. The Safford House has been restored to its original Victorian splendor and is open to the public. Today the Safford residence is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is owned and operated by the City of Tarpon Springs as a museum. 23 Parkin Court, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 Check out: TarponArts.org for more information.
The Heritage Center: located at Craig Park is being prepared to house maritime exhibits and natural history of the area. Hours: Tuesday and Friday 12 pm-4 pm. Admission is $3.00 for adults, children are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Schools and other groups should call the Field Trip Coordinator to request group rate information. 727-942-5605.
Tarpon Springs Cultural Center: The Tarpon Springs Cultural Center offers a variety of cultural exhibits, presentations and shows as well as gifts and souvenirs. The Cultural Center is housed in the old Tarpon Springs City Hall building. Tarpon Arts info.
Historic Antique District: The City of Tarpon Springs historic downtown is a growing antique and arts district. It is the heart of Tarpon Springs. The Downtown district offers visitors a varied collection of antique shops, artisans, art galleries, shops and restaurants.
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral: The original cathedral was chartered in 1908 and seated 250. Construction of the existing Cathedral began in 1941. It was designed as a replica of St. Sophia of Constantinople. The Cathedral was consecrated during the Epiphany festivities of 1943. It is called one of the most beautiful Orthodox churches in the world. St. Nicholas is home to the largest Epiphany celebration in the United States and the “weeping” icon of St. Nicholas. http://www.epiphanycity.org/