Aspects of everyday life

Room 3

Room 3 is devoted to various aspects of everyday life in Same and Panormos, so that visitors can become familiar with the habits, choices and activities of the citizens living in these two cities.

More specifically, the exhibition includes finds throwing light on religious beliefs, war issues, gymnasia – sports, symposia and cooking, production activities and house production, transactions and in general the economy, the beautification and the glass-making industry – i.e. the glass world as revealed by numerous and variable glass exhibits.

Religions Beliefs

The worship of specific deities in Same and the city of Panormos is recognizable in the objects of worship exhibited in the section “Religious beliefs”. These objects reflect the religious beliefs of people who lived there and also their choices in the religious practices they followed.


In the section “Gymnasium” are exhibited characteristic objects that were used by the athletes during their training, but also before and after the competitions, in which they took part.

Bronze strigil.. Same. South cemetery. 1st cent. AD.
Bronze strigil. Same. South cemetery. 1st cent. AD.


The subject of the “War” section is the war and its preparation, which would be part of the daily life for people who lived in Same.

Symposium - cooking

The section “Symposium – Cooking” includes cooking pots used in the symposium, preparation and presentation of food, most of which belong to a group that came from a farmhouse in Koulourata, where ceramic products were also produced.

Production Activities – House Production

In the showcase of the section are presented objects that were used in works carried out within the house, but also in the external activities of people who used to live in Same and Panormos (such as animal care, weaving, fishing, the production of ceramic objects and writing).

Transactions – Economy

Coins originating from Same and other cities of the classical and Hellenistic period are the evidence of the city’s transactions with well-known centers of the Peloponnese, Western Greece, but also the West. Also, the number of Roman and Late Roman coins found in the excavations of Same and Fiskardo are represented in the exhibition mainly by two treasures of Late Roman Same.

Bronze coin of Same
Bronze coin of Same Obverse: head of Kephalos. Reverse: Lailaps. Same. Locality of Tzeka. 370-189 BC.

Glass World

From the excavations of Same and Fiskardo and mainly their cemeteries, a number of glass vessels emerge, especially perfume jars, which were usual burial offerings. A large variety of these vessels are included in the exhibition of the Archaeological Collection of Same.

Glass unguentaria and bottles of Roman times from Same and Fiscardo.
Glass unguentaria and bottles of Roman times from Same and Fiscardo.

Beauty Treatment

The cosmetics items (jewelry and items associated with personal hygiene) of the exhibition are indicative of the stylistic choices of their owners, who often follow the trends of their time and are sometimes indicative of their social class. Also, in this section it is understood that objects, which were used in the manufacture of cosmetics, were also used in the manufacture of medicinal substances.