With the gradual onset of Ottoman rule in Bithynia, an area famous for its vineyards which supplied Constantinople, the wines of Greece began again to occupy center stage. Thus, the comeback of Greek wines (around 1300) again turned all eyes to the areas of Thrace, Halkidiki, Evia, the Peloponnese and Crete, where the Athiri variety had already been making a name for itself.