Located just 10 miles north of the Lake Highlander community along the west coast of Florida is Tarpon Springs, the city with the highest percentage of Greek Americans in the United States. Many Lake Highlander residents appreciate the opportunity to visit the Sponge Docks District where numerous restaurants and bakeries along Dodecanese Avenue provide a wide variety of delectable Greek cuisine.
Tarpon Springs is almost 17 square miles in size and almost half of that area is comprised of bayous, which lead to the Gulf of Mexico. Charter fishing boats are available for rent. or one may decide to take a boat tour to learn more about the story of sponge diving at Tarpon Springs, and the history of the Greeks involvement with this endeavor.
From Sunset or Howard Beach one can often watch wind surfers, stand-up paddle boarders and kayakers enjoying their water activities.
Festivals, arts and crafts shows, golf courses & tournaments, antique shops, boutiques, community concerts, beaches, and parks make a visit to Tarpon Springs well worth the time. The Jolley Trolley, which has a stop point on Main Street in Dunedin, provides an alternative mode of transportation to this unique community. In the area? Take a journey to the place that feels, sounds, & tastes like the “old country”.
Eínai mia kali zoí. It’s a good life!