Orloff Restaurant



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.

Our Location

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.


On the Verandah


Poseidonion Grand Hotel, which first opened in 1914, was the brainchild of Sotirios Anargiros, a visionary benefactor who was responsible for much of Spetses’ development. Furthermore, it represented the cosmopolitan face of the island and soon became one of its famous landmarks, a favourite destination for the high society, royalty and the wealthy Athenians.


Following a meticulous five-year restoration programme which has brought the hotel fully up to date with the finest facilities, fixtures, and fittings while carefully preserving the original architecture of the building, Poseidonion Grand Hotel, fully refurbished, re-opened its doors in the summer of 2009, ready to welcome new visitors.


Enjoy exceptional fine dining at On the Verandah, the multiple award-winning restaurant of the Poseidonion Grand Hotel.

Our head chef, Theologos Amiras and his talented team of creative culinary professionals craft contemporary Greek dishes infused with local gastronomic traditions and the finest fresh ingredients.


Encounter classic seafront dining steeped in old world grace, with soft lighting and sunset views complementing the refined cuisine.


A perfect blend of food and setting, dinner at On the Verandah is a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience, initiating a shared journey of gastronomic discovery.