In the summer of 1991 Orloff opened its doors as ‘Vizantino’ (the Byzantine). Located right at the entrance to the Old Harbor of Spetses, it is housed in an imposing post-Byzantine building erected in 1802 that once served as the island’s Port Authority headquarters. Neighboring the historic monastery of Agios Nikolas, its incredible veranda looks out over the Old Harbour, the islands of Hydra, Dokos and Trikeri, as well as the coast of the Peloponnese, thus affording visitors one of the best views on the island. It was the first restaurant on Spetses dedicated exclusively to ‘mezes’ the small, carefully crafted dishes perfect for sharing.
With its classic wicker chairs, refined marble tables and dug-out interior reminiscent of the traditional architecture on the volcanic island of Santorini – but chiefly thanks to its exquisite cuisine – it became an instant landmark and local favourite. Pure ingredients, traditional Greek cooking, exceptional hospitality, great service, a magical view and good music are all the foundations of Orloff‘s success. But its joy and vitality are its visitors and the great atmosphere they help create.
Our dishes are made with the finest ingredients and utmost care, featuring Greek and Mediterranean tastes. We always offer a wide variety of quality mezes and to these we have added a number of main courses, honoring the traditions of Greek cuisine and building upon them with creativity.
Our wine-list also features the best of Greek wine-making and will satisfy every palate.
With our success and experience we now offer cooking lessons and catering for weddings, celebrations and events such as exhibitions.
Walk from the new port, “Dapia”, to the “Old Harbour” and you will find at the entrance of the harbour the classical building where the island’s first port authority was housed in 1802; it houses the “ORLOFF” Restaurant since 1991.