Since our move to Cyprus, I've made a few attempts to keep orchids outdoors. The kind of orchid varieties you can purchase at the supermarket. To my delight last year a plant even had keikis (small orchid baby's), unfortunately which didn't make it due to some cold snap nights.
Have come to realize these kind of orchids aren't fit for the Mediterranean climate, much due to some really cold winter nights, but also the super strong summer sun (however which you could avoid by placing them smartly).
My next attempt with orchids at home will involve bringing them indoors during the coldest nights. First just need to figure out a good placement for them in the absence of window sills.
Also this year involved some local orchid spotting.