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About Tarpon Springs

This historic riverfront town is the perfect destination to take you away from the typical American towns and city vibe, and into a destination with a slightly European feel. If you're on the lookout for suitable Tarbon Springs vacation rentals, be sure to check out FlipKey for a wide range of options.

About Tarpon Springs

Located just 45 minutes south of St Petersburg, Tarpon Springs is a new and upcoming tourist attraction, which is currently undergoing a great deal of redevelopment.

It was first settled by farmers in 1876, and Greek immigrants came to enter the region during the 1890s to work within the sponge industry. Today, there is still a small focus on the sponge industry and visitors may even catch a glimpse of fishermen working at the sponge docks.

Due to this early immigration of Greek heritage in the 1800s, Tarpon Springs now has the highest percentage of Greek Americans in the USA, which adds to its unique culture. Most of the celebrations and festivals within the area are linked to Greek heritage.

Tarpon Springs is even listed on the National Register of Historic places, due to the amount of buildings and architectural structures which have remained in the town for centuries.

What to do

Many people visit Tarpon Springs to visit the spectacular nearby beaches which are popular for swimming, windsurfing, boating and a large number of other watersports. Those who prefer to stay dry may decide to relax on the white sands and enjoy a picnic or sunbathe.

For a spot of culture, why not visit the Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum? Here, you can discover information about the area's Greek community and history.

 To keep the kids entertained, there's also an aquarium (perfect for a fishing city, right?) which holds a large variety of shows and activities throughout the year. Little ones can hand feed sharks should they wish, and touch creatures in a touching pool.

For those who love the outdoors, there's also an amazing golf course which dates back to the 1890s... ideal for beginners wishing to take up lessons, or the more experienced who are hoping to participate in tournaments!

Top Tarpon Springs travel tips

One of the most popular ways of getting around Tarpon Springs is via a Clearwater beach trolley. This service runs 7 days per week and will transport you to the beach as well as the downtown areas and other major attractions you wish to visit. What's great is that, by travelling on a trolley, it will be less expensive than hiring a car and saves you the trouble of having to drive around.

Before you travel, be aware that the climate can be extremely hot all year-round, even during fall and winter, so take your sun lotion!

Take a trip to Tarpon Springs this year to experience history and culture in this Greek-inspired city. This popular resort is ideal for those looking for something slightly different with the guarantee of warm weather. Book your Tarpon Springs vacation rental with FlipKey, today.