The Paphos Port (Port Code:CYPFO) is one of the most ancient ports in Cyprus, with its archaeological park right next to the port. The ancient port as well as the modern one today is located at the leeward side of the Paphos cape, an extent of land that created a large natural anchorage. King Nikoklis improved the anchorage of the town by building two breakwaters from the beach in order to create an internal basin in the protected port bay. Paphos, no longer a commercial port, is now used by fishing and pleasure craft.
The port is able to hold 300 boats and serves as a small marina and a fisherman shelter. The castle's square hosts Aphrodite's festival every September since 1998. Several other yearly events are hosted in the square, including the Paphos beer festival. Cargo and cruise ships use the Limassol Port 60 km (37 mi) away. A marina is planned to be constructed 10 km (6 mi) north, next to Coral Bay in Kissonerga. The new marina will serve up to 1,000 boats.