Byblos, an ancient Phoenician city located on Mount Lebanon
Mediterranean coast, has been settled since Neolithic times.
Evaluation documents illustrate that the site has been occupied for circa 7,000 years making Byblos (Jbeil in Arabic) one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. Evidence of this early civilization has been found in the shape of a number of “monocellular” huts, almost certainly the homes of the earliest fishing community.
The city was originally known as Gebal, from which the modern Arabic name is derived. The name Byblos came from the Greek Bublos, meaning papyrus, which was one of the main trading commodities transported from this Mediterranean port.
A visitor to Byblos today will find a prosperous historical legacy. Examples include fourth millennium Egyptian temples, Phoenician royal necropolis, Roman amphitheatres and the ubiquitous columns.
The enriching legacy of Byblos continues today through Byblos restaurant. Founded in 1983, Byblos Restaurant is the oldest Mediterranean Family Restaurant and life entertainment in California. It combines its rich history into the modern day Byblos, and the new Lebanese owner and management bring you the real deal of Lebanese food and meza.
Through its sharp pioneering spirit, its well tested innovative approach and unique style, Byblos puts particular emphasis on providing a personalized and fast service, a high quality food and comfortable atmosphere. Byblos will certainly be seeing many returning customers