The largest settlement in the mountains of Aegina, Sfendouri sits on the southern tip of the island, at an altitude of 240 metres. In 2001 it had 61 occupants. Its name derives from the verb which means, to "fly far" and according to local legend, derives from the need of its original inhabitants, who were shepherds, to avoid the cold north wind. Sfendouri is a village of many chapels, with traditional houses and gardens, and with a panoramic view of other Mt. Oros villages, as well as Moni, Methana, Epidauros, Poros, Petrokaravo, Idra(Hydra), the Saronic Gulf in general and the mountains of Attica. The presence of many new luxury homes with garages were noted by the author of the study on which this article is based, and since 2003, many more have no doubt been built. Sfendouri is most easily reached by the road that leads west from Perdika.