If you've visited the Cycladic island of Santorini in Greece (and if you haven't yet you definitely should), you know that the village of Oia situated at the north-western tip of the island is the most idyllic spot to enjoy the sun setting over the Mediterranean. The town, a picturesque agglomeration of white-washed houses built on the rim of the island's volcanic caldera, can now boast about another typical Mediterranean treat, an open market. Designed by local practice Kapsimalis Architects as a modern-day agora where people gather to shop and socialize, the market sports a contemporary, clean-cut aesthetic inspired by the local architecture that organically integrates it into the local community. Located at the centre of the town and forming a natural continuation of a pedestrian thoroughfare, the market occupies an abandoned plot, which, with the exception of an elongated vaulted building on one side, and a small memorial structure in the middle, was vacant. The architectural intervention consists of modest, geometrical white structures that irregularly frame the market's open space with niches, cut-outs and openings that accommodate the product displays. At the center of the concrete-paved plaza, a long wooden table, shaded by a mesh awning suspended above and complemented by a rectangular wooden pergola and a circular, rope-laced pavilion tucked on the sides, becomes the market's focal point around which a notional spiral path guides the shoppers and gives the market its name, Speira Santorini.