In 1453, the Ottomans conquered Constantinople and gradually all of Greece. Wine after the fall of Constantinople began to move at an atrophied, dull pace. Many vineyards fell into decay, while cultivation of others continued for tax purposes alone and only the monasteries continued their systematic winegrowing practices. Apart from the Aegean islands, some areas mentioned as continuing their winegrowing activities at that time were Evia, Lokris, Megara, etc.