Great Theatre of Ephesus

Here is where our name “Ephesus” comes from.

Ephesus is an ancient Greek and Roman city located in Aegean Turkey and one of Turkey’s major tourist attractions. Ephesus was famous for its Temple of Artemis, which was recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Excavations have revealed grand monuments of the Roman Imperial period, including the Library of Celsus and the Great Theatre with 25000 seats. Since the 5th century, the House of the Virgin Mary, a chapel 4 miles from Ephesus, became a major place of Christian pilgrimage. The Ancient City of Ephesus is an outstanding example of a Roman port city, with sea channel and harbor basin.

Ephesus ruled by Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires over  the centuries. Ephesus established as a port and used to be the most important commercial center. It played an important role with its strategic location for centuries. The city remained one of the most vibrant metropolises of the ancient world.

Ephesus is under the world heritage list of UNESCO since 2015.

As in ancient Ephesus, we wanted to present our valued heritage of Turkish, Greek, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine to our guests around Jacksonville, Florida.

Library of Celsus
Temple of Hadrian
House of the Virgin Mary
A model of Tample of Artemis