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Our love for Crete, nature and hiking inspired us to create Alternative Crete, an online outdoor activities agency focused on alternative and sustainable tourism, but mostly on adventure tourism.

We specialize in organizing guided outdoor activities such as hiking, multi-day trekking, rock climbing, river trekking, via ferrata.
Also tailormade individual and group trips for families or a group of friends, who want to get to know Crete and its paths, away from mass tourism and big cities.

You can choose one of our activities or we can organize a tour together that will meet your needs and desires from the Cretan countryside.
The activities we organize they don’t have only a hiking character, but also historical, cultural, gastronomic and tourist interest, since all our tours interact with the countryside of Crete and the local population.

Our Team

Giorgos Prinarakis

Giorgos Prinarakis

Mountain Leader

Giorgos first experienced the world of exploration when he was a student still, riding his motorbike. After his graduation he discovered the mainland of Greece with his motorcycle and his adventure travels.
Back then in 2007 he came into contact with the magical world of the mountains for the first time, fascinated by what he saw and experienced he became a nature lover.
Since then and after countless Kilometres of hiking in the mountains of Crete and Greece and after attending in mountain and climbing schools he succeeded in becoming a mountain leader.
Giorgos is a graduate of the Vocational Institution of Rethymno as a Mountain Leader and he is I.C.A.N. Via ferrata guide level 1
Also he is vice president of the Cretan Mountain Leaders Association and member of the Hellenic Mountain Leaders Association (HMLA).
Facebook: www.facebook.com/giorgos.prinarakis.3
Instagram: www.instagram.com/giorgos_prin/

Spyros Alysandratos

Spyros Alysandratos


Archaeologist specialized in the prehistory of the Eastern Mediterranean. His research is on healing processes, which include fields as landscape archaeology and medicines based on animal products, plants and herbs.  He has experience of many excavations, archeologic surveys and he’s always on the quest  for unknown/little known local traditions!