One of the most memorable experiences of a visit to picturesque Tarpon Springs is the historic Sponge Exchange elegantly refurbished Village.

There amidst elegant courtyards, white stucco walls and lovely walkways the visitor will find 31 specialty shops and restaurants featuring unique and unusual fashions and gifts from Greece and around the world.

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Our Merchants

The premier shopping village at the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, with over 30 shops and eateries.

Apparel and Accessories

From Fashionable to Florida Beachwear

The Sponge Exchange shops offer a wide variety of men's, women's and children's clothing and accessories.

  • Eurasian Lady Boutique
  • The Shoppes of Five Fish Produce
  • Life is Good
  • Columbia Leather Outlet
  • Susie's Summer Wear
  • Hala's Gift Boutique
  • Joey's Boutique
  • Destination

Home Decor

Unique gifts with a touch of Greece

A wide variety of unique gift items await you at The Sponge Exchange shops. Find many locally crafted products from wall art to shell jewelry to sponges.

Food, Beverages and Music

Authentic Greek Cuisine and Drinks

The Sponge Exchange is home to authentic Greek dining. You'll also find authentic Greek food products and beers for carry out.

Hair Styling and Bath and Body Lotions

Styling and Cuts - Bath and Body Lotions

Take time out from a busy day of enjoying the Sponge Docks with a great haircut or style. We also carry a complete line of Potions of the Tropics lotions.

Fine Cigars

The best hand-made cigars at the best prices

Great cigars made at The Sponge Exchange - a wide selection for every taste - buy one or buy the box.

  • Don Esteban Cigars, Inc.


Our Greek Heritage

Visiting the Greek quarter is tantamount to being in the Greek islands – complete with winding old world streets, folk festivals, religious ritual and pageantry, tantalizing sights and aromas, a fishing and sponge industry, an interesting artistic community, and many more treasures waiting to be uncovered by the interested traveler.

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Take Our Walking Tour

Take minute to take our video tour. This short video walk will give you an idea what The Sponge Exchange has in store for you. Watch for an all new, expanded tour very soon.

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The Sponge Exchange welcomes you to the "World Famous" Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks. We hope your visit will memorable as you visit the unique items in our shops and sample our authentic Greek cuisine.

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Nearly all of the merchants within The Sponge Exchange have special sales going in throughout the year. So, no matter if you visit us in January, July or over the Holidays, you're sure to find great bargains. Visit the featured merchants below for current specials.

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Sponge Species

1 million
Visitors Annually

Sponges Harvested

Years Sponging

Specials from The Sponge Exchange

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The Sponge Exchange

735 Dodecanese Blvd
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

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P: (727) 934-8758