Part of my Labor Day weekend trip to Saint Pete included a drive up to Tarpon Springs, a place I have heard a lot of. This little town, just north of the Tampa Bay area, was founded mostly by people coming from Greece with a rich tradition for fishing and everything coming from the ocean.
One of the main attractives of this place is the sponge docks, a street by the canal lined with stored that sell all kinds of marine products, especially sea sponges of all sizes and shapes.
Stores are decorated with the sponges, creating garlands and displays showcasing them along with beauty products made with Greek olive oil and goat's milk.
Of course, no trip to an area well known for its Greek heritage is to end without trying its good food. My favorite, as always, was the delicious spreads traditional of their cuisine, with warm and soft pita bread. Definitely a delicious treat for a trip to be remembered!
Have a delicious day!