Choose Papillon Hotels for An Autumn Holiday

This year, September is projected to be the hottest on record in recent years, with temperatures up to 41 degrees! At Papillon Hotels, the best autumn holiday opportunities are on offer, where you can store up plenty of vitamin D and regain energy for the winter. Imagine spending these warm autumn days in the shade of fragrant pine forests!

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Enjoy Antalya in its finest season – autumn – with a family holiday in Belek, famous for its lush pine forests and Mediterranean coast.

Benefits of a Healthy Autumn Holiday

To help you benefit from this year’s autumn sunshine, Papillon Hotels is featuring a number of outdoor activities and special holiday deals in September and October! We have also prepared a list to remind you what happens when you have an autumn holiday filled with sunshine. Enjoy this autumn with temperatures up to 10 degrees above normal season averages.

And do not forget to book your autumn holiday at Papillon Hotels!

1. Your stress levels decrease and blood pressure drops

Sonbahar tatiliResearch shows that outdoor exercise helps reduce stress and lower blood pressure. A natural consequence of less stress is better performance across all areas of life, including fitness. Why does outdoor exercise reduce stress more effectively?

Exercise helps raise serotonin levels in the body. If you stay sufficiently hydrated, outdoor exercise brings additional benefits – especially in the fresh air of oxygen-rich pine forests in Belek.

For the best autumn holiday with lots of fresh air come to Papillon Hotels and enjoy the Belek on the Mediterranean coast, where all our hotels are located.


2. Outdoor activity and sunshine help regulate sleep patterns

Whether working in an office or from home, you may be spending a great deal of time indoors. Exposure to natural sunlight is important in terms of maintaining the internal day-night cycle. If you are experiencing a disruption in your sleeping rhythms and haven’t taken a vacation this year, an autumn holiday is a fine way to get back on track.

Sunlight also aids serotonin production; and serotonin, in turn, helps with the ability to focus. Melatonin, a hormone that helps one sleep, is produced in the dark. According to research, melatonin also plays a crucial role in fighting infections and inflammations, as well as cancer and auto-immune diseases. Melatonin is also believed to help repair damage caused by the ultraviolet rays. Thus, a good night’s sleep can actually help balance any additional sunlight you receive!

The September sunshine is less intense than that of July, so it is easier to spend more time outside, even without sunglasses. The receptors in  the retinal layer of your eye are constantly stimulated by the sun, allowing the hormones that regulate our day-night cycles to work more effectively. Long story short, if you suffer from insomnia, take a vacation and embrace the sun!


3. Your body gets prepared for winter

Modern life is mostly spent indoors, with artificial light. But, even on a cloudy day, natural outdoor light can exceed 1000 lux which is rarely possible indoors.

A recent study examined people who worked indoors for at least 30 hours a week. The exposure to intense light – the kind of light that lets your body produce Vitamin D – was measured, including weekend exposure.

Results indicated that the weekly exposure to such intense light was 30 minutes in winter and 90 minutes in summer. This research suggests that today’s people, even in summertime, get much less sunlight than our ancestors used to get during their winters.

Yet, natural light is crucial for Vitamin D. If most of your time is spent indoors, it becomes even more difficult to reach recommended Vitamin D levels. Unlike the hottest days of summer, the sun in September and October is relatively mild. While we always recommend sunscreen, an autumn holiday in Antalya might be perfect for you, especially if you prefer somewhat cooler months!


4. An autumn holiday would be a nice change

Psychologists have known for a long time that environment can affect mood and mental health. In a 2015 study conducted with university students, their locations and emotional states were tracked for two weeks. In the study, students who showed symptoms of depression began to gradually spend more time in fewer locations. [2]

Self-isolation, a basic symptom of depression, may also indicate mental exhaustion. Changing one’s surroundings can be a catalyst to a more positive outlook.

The proverb, “a change is as good as a rest”, is related to preparing oneself for change. Sometimes, the path to a shift in perspective opens merely by changing one’s environment. And, certainly, if that environment is amid beautiful nature, fresh air and warm sunshine, all the better!

Let the traces of the daily hustle and bustle disappear. This autumn holiday may be a milestone for you. But if you still remember the password of your computer when you return from vacation, it means that you have carried all your burdens on top of your luggage to the holiday.


5. Improves Your Physical and mental well-being

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as ‘not merely the absence of disease or infirmity but a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being’. At Papillon Hotels, every activity is designed for your physical and mental well-being!

Enjoy the sun of Antalya, in autumn, with Papillon Hotels – and get ready for winter with a healthier, happier outlook. For more information on autumn holiday opportunities at Papillon hotels, contact us now!




[1] Journal of Pyschiatric Research:
[2] Journal of Medical Internet Reesearch: