Port Rating: Not Rated
We did this port on our own and wished afterwards that we had gotten off the boat earlier as we ran out of time.
With 4 of our new Cruise Critic friends we fluked a taxi driver with a mini van (there had apparently been no other taxis around for over 20 minutes) and he negotiated a fixed price for a return trip.
I wanted to visit Castelmola for the views and an "interesting" bar I had heard about so we drove up the winding round to the top of the mountain.
Afterwards we were dropped off at the Messina gate and arranged to be picked up at the other end of the town.
A quick visit to the Greek Theatre was underwhelming - especially in the heat and then we only had time for a quick lunch (which was great) and some even quicker shopping before our driver arrived on the dot.
It's a port we all agreed deserved more time - maybe even an overnight stay!