Faros Family Restaurant is owned and operated by the Katris family, who came to the United States from Greece. Our experience and family pride has contributed to top quality food, along with excellent service in a clean and relaxed atmosphere. It is our pleasure to serve you, and we greatly thank you for dining with us.
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Faros Family Restaurant
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The lighthouse stood on the island of Pharos in the harbor of Alexandria, Egypt and was over 400 feet tall. It became so famous that the word pharos came to mean lighthouse. The lighthouse is also known as the Pharos of Alexandria. The structure, completed during the reign of Ptolemy II (283-246 B.C.) from a design by Greek architect Sostratos, rose from a stone platform in three sections. The bottom section of the lighthouse was square, the middle eight-sided and the top circular. A fire burning at the top of the lighthouse provided light for approaching ships. The Pharos Lighthouse was the world's first important lighthous. It guided ships into the city's harbor for about 1,500 years before being destroyed by an earthquake. This famous lighthouse was the inspiration for us to name our establishment Faros Family Restaurant.
The Colossus of Rhodes is another famous landmark constructed during this era, and is located in nearby Greece. It was a huge bronze statue that stood near the harbor of Rhodes, an island in the Aegean Sea. The statue was built to honor the sun god Helios. It stood about 120 feet tall, about as tall as the Statue of Liberty. The Greek sculptor Chares worked for 12 years to complete the statue. It was constructed in the early 200's B.C. from stone blocks and about 7 1/2 tons of iron bars were used to support the hollow statue. In 224 B.C., the Colossus of Rhodes was destroyed by an earthquke. The metal supports used to construct the statue were sold for scrap in A.D. 653.