Athiri is one of the most ancient of Greek grape varieties. The name of the grape gets its name from Thira, which is the other name for Santorini. In ancient times Athiri was known for the production of sweet wines. The grapes mature early, have a thin skin and give sweet and juicy fruit that are qualities especially in demand for the production of sweet wines. It produces wines slightly aromatic, having medium alcoholic content with low acidity. Athiri has been replanted in several other regions of Greece, with the variety being especially popular in Rhodes, Macedonia and the Islands of the Cyclades.