Tarpon Springs, Florida
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The Greeks came to Tarpon Springs, Florida, in the late 19th century and early 20th century to work in the natural sponge industry. This quaint town now boasts the highest percentage of Greeks in America. Visit the Spongeorama Sponge Factory to learn about the history of sponge diving and purchase a natural sea sponge. Stroll along the Sponge Docks along the Anclote River and watch the divers harvest sponges, or stop by the imposing St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Cap off your Greek experience with dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), spanakopita (spinach pie), broiled octopus, and baklava (a honeyed phyllo pastry) at one of the many Greek restaurants along Dodecanese Boulevard.
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