Crete is the largest island of Greece and the 5th largest in the Mediterranean sea. Its capital is Irakleio and it is separated in four regional units: Irakleio, Chania, Lasithi and Rethymno. Crete is a multicoloured mosaic of mythology, history, proud residents, mountains, gorges and coastlines. It also was the centre of the Minoan culture of Europe. Knossos is the biggest of the rescued minoan palaces and was considered the centre of the Minoan culture and the residence of King Minoa. The National Forest of Samariá Gorge in south-western Crete is one of the longest gorges in Europe. The Old City and the Harbour of Chania with the Venetian harbour is full of cafeterias, restaurants and helicoidal cobbled roads. The Lake Koyrna is the only natural lake of sweet water in Crete. The village of Anogeion is the place of birth of Nikos Xylouris, one of the most famous Cretan musicians. Nearby is the cave of Zoniana (cave Sfendoni), one the most well known in Crete with astonishing stalagmites and stalactites. Elounta with its small port maintains still intensely the colour of its old charm. The impressive Dikteon Cave(Psychro cave), the famous birthplace of Zeus, is found above the beautiful plateau of Lassithi.