The center point of social and spiritual life in Tarpon Springs is Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Every year on January 6th, it and the surrounding community are the site of the largest Orthodox Epiphany celebration in the United States. Tens of thousands of people from around the world participate. This is one reason why new homes in Tarpon Springs Florida are sought after by Americans of Greek heritage.
Found by Greek sponge fishermen over a century ago, the community remains steeped in the heritage and culture of Greece. Greek lettering is used on the chamber of commerce’s web site. A common dessert in local eateries is an especially delicious form of baklava laced with pure, sweet local honey.
New homes are springing up on the Anclote River, and the downtown area is enjoying a multi-million dollar facelift. Bicycle racks, new sidewalks, vintage-appearance street lighting, and large landscaping projects are bringing life and development to this community of 25,000 people.