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Top Choice Greek in Tarpon Springs

Dimitri's on the Water

Tarpon Springs' most ambitious Greek restaurant is set on the Anclote River, with a pleasant outdoor deck and idyllic sunset views. The food is the real draw, though, particularly the oversize lamb wraps, fresh Gree…
Wildlife Reserve in Crystal River

Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge

The winter home of nearly 20% of Florida's West Indian manatee population, this wildlife refuge protects almost the whole of Kings Bay. Up to 800 of these gentle, endangered sea creatures have been counted in a sing…
State Park in Weeki Wachee Springs

Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

Since 1947 tourists have been lured by the siren song of Weeki Wachee Springs, one of Florida's original roadside attractions. Esther Williams, Danny Thomas and Elvis Presley have all sat in the glass-paneled underw…
Cultural in Tarpon Springs

Epiphany

Each January 6 for the last hundred years plus, the masses have gathered in Tarpon Springs to watch men dive into the water and compete to find a submerged wooden cross. There is also a celebration with Greek food, …
Bistro in Homosassa Springs

Greenhouse Bistro & Market

This cute, shamrock-green bistro, with it's gluten-free attitude and from-scratch ethos, is a welcome addition to the otherwise unsophisticated dining scene of Homosassa. The menu isn't particularly adventurous, but…
Cathedral in Tarpon Springs

St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Erected in 1907, this historic cathedral doubles as a Greek American community center and host for the yearly Epiphany celebration. With a stately dome, ornate relics and stained-glass windows, the Neo-Byzantine str…
Spring in Crystal River

Three Sisters Springs

One of the newer attractions in the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge is Three Sisters Springs, which contains 57 acres of wildlife flanked by a boardwalk for strolling through it all. The area features underwa…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Tarpon Springs

Spongeorama Sponge Factory

Here you'll find the world's largest collection of natural sea sponges, along with souvenirs of all kinds – art, jewelry, loofahs, paintings, Greek stuff, Florida stuff, you get the point. In back is the Spongeorama…
Seafood in Crystal River

Charlie's Fish House

A long-time local favorite, this waterfront establishment offers fantastic views of Kings Bay, along with reliably good seafood dishes like stone crab claws and crab-meat-stuffed flounder. Charlie's also doubles as …
Greek in Tarpon Springs

Hellas Restaurant and Bakery

A long-standing favorite for its baklava cheesecake and fall-off-the-bone lamb shank, this Greek restaurant has been killing it since 1970. The place is decked out in a blue-and-white color scheme and plenty of Gree…