Our hotel in Giardini Naxos is 3 miles from the populated area of Giardini Naxos and we will not have car. Does anyone know how to get to Taromina from the Sant Alphio Garden Hotel in Giardini Naxos, other than taxi?
While there is regularly scheduled bus service between Giardini Naxos (including outlying areas) and Taormina, the schedule is at best unpredictable. Buses may or may not run at the scheduled times. I twice waited over an hour for buses that never came. Maybe you'll have better luck. Taxis to Taormina are quite expensive. If staying south of "downtown" Giardini Naxos, eat at Il Fagiano restaurant on the main street (look for big sign with pheasant). It's a modest place with moderate prices, but the entrees and pizza are terrific.
Thank you for the advice and restaurant tip. It is much appreciated.
I'm not sure where your hotel was but I took the bus to Giardini-Naxos and only waited a few minutes each way. I stayed at a place right across the road from the beach and it was less than a 5 minute walk to the bus stop. My hotel had the bus schedule posted.