NewLife IVF Greece


Contact this clinic

Package cost

IVF €3500

Egg donation €6000

NewLife IVF Center is located in Thessaloniki in Greece. It was opened in 2010 and is a private facility. In 2017, it undertook 820 total treatment cycles. 70% were IVF/ICSI cycles using own eggs and 30% were egg donation cycles.

The clinic has 3 separate laboratories: embryology, seminology and cryobiology and two theatres. It has 4 single recovery rooms with ensuite facilities. The clinic opened in 2010 and it was designed to ensure that the patient has minimal stress during treatment.

The medical director is Dr Dovas Dimitrios who trained in the UK for 4 years and obtained the Diploma in Family Planning from the London Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. He is a member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). There are a total of three doctors and two embryologists. Both are senior embryologists with over 15 years’ experience each and who are ESHRE accredited. All of the staff speaks fluent English and some staff can also speak Italian, Georgian and Albanian.

The clinic has ISO accreditation: ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015.

Newlife IVF Waiting Area

Newlife IVF Waiting Area


Newlife IVF Treatments

Egg donation
Embryo donation (fresh eggs and donor sperm only)
Donor sperm
Assisted Hatching
Sperm/egg freezing
Embryo freezing

Need to discuss a particular treatment?  Contact Newlife IVF

Egg donors undergo testing for infectious diseases Hepatitis B and C, HIV, and syphilis as required by law. In addition to these tests, NewLife IVF also ensures that their donors are put through further detailed investigations – medical and psychological – to ensure that the donors are suitable and comfortable with the donation process.

Donor characteristics including hair and eye colour, skin tone, height and weight as well as blood group and some socio-economic information is available for recipients to know at the beginning of the donation process.

Newlife IVF recovery room

Newlife IVF recovery room


IVF Success Rates 2017

The success rates for egg donation and IVF using own eggs were very good in 2017.

For egg donation the pregnancy rate per embryo transfer was 66.7% with an ongoing pregnancy rate at 12 weeks of 59%. The clinic does not transfer 3 embryos, thus all transfers in egg donation cycles are either single or double embryo transfers. The clinic performs only day 5 transfers in order to maximise success rates and in the vast majority of cases (80-85%) there are surplus embryos to freeze.

For IVF using own eggs, the overall pregnancy rate per transfer is 54.2% with an ongoing pregnancy rate at 12 weeks of 43%. The majority of patients have 2 embryos transferred.

The average number of embryos transferred is 1.8.

Need to find out more about IVF success rates?  Contact Newlife IVF

Newlife IVF lab

Newlife IVF embryology lab

Cost of IVF Treatments

The advertised price of egg donation is very reasonable at 6000 Euros. This includes donor medication and monitoring, egg collection, ICSI, blastocyst culture and transfer. The cost of the first consultation is free either via Skype or at the clinic.

Sperm freezing, if this is done as part of an on-going treatment cycle, is free. Long term storage of sperm incurs a charge. Embryo freezing costs 300 Euros using the vitrification method. Testing for infectious diseases Hepatitis B and C, HIV, and syphilis is required of recipients and this will be extra unless these test have already been carried out within the last year. There is no embryo monitoring equipment currently.

The advertised price of IVF using own eggs is 3500 Euros. This includes monitoring of stimulation, egg collection, ICSI, blastocyst culture if necessary and embryo transfer. This does not include medication or embryo freezing nor the tests required by law for infectious diseases. Use our IVF Cost Calculator to help understand costs.

Need to find out more about IVF costs?  Contact Newlife IVF

Who Attends?

The majority of people attending for treatment are Greek (60%). 30% are from the UK, 5 % from the USA and 5 % from Australia and New Zealand.

Find out more about egg and embryo donation in Greece: IVF laws, IVF costs, clinic regulations and egg donor screening in our guide IVF Greece.


The Staff

newlife ivf staff greece

From the staff

Our philosophy in Newlife is that our patients’ needs and wants are our priority. We aim for high quality and are committed to high success rates and ensuring maximum safety.

Our team will be by your side every step of the way, providing support and suggesting realistic options. As every patient’s problem is unique, so is every treatment plan.

We appreciate the difficulties of pursuing fertility treatment abroad and that is why we have support in place to minimise any concerns or stress you have.

We aim to make Newlife a home away from home for you at every stage of your journey.

Clinic Location

NewLife IVF Center is located on the outskirts of Thessaloniki in Greece, 5 minutes driving distance from the airport and 15 minutes driving distance from the centre of the city. Thessaloniki is not a huge city and so it is possible to stay either in the outskirts or in the centre.

Many budget airlines fly directly to Thessaloniki e.g. easyjet, Ryanair and also major airlines too e.g. British Airways. So travel should be straightforward and mostly inexpensive.

By Aleksander Wiecki

Use the form below to contact Newlife IVF if you need some more information on IVF costs, success rates, clinic experience or anything else. There's no commitment.

Contact Newlife IVF

By sending this form it is assumed that you have read and agree with the Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions.

I'd like to receive occasional newsletters about new events, videos, articles regarding IVF treatment so I agree to the automated collection, storage and processing of my personal data.

Please complete the quiz and enter below (required):

Interview with the staff of Newlife IVF in Greece

Read the interview

“After a 3 year period and 2 rounds of IVF at a well known London clinic, my partner and I felt disheartened and disappointed with the treatment we had received. We knew that the next round would be abroad.

We decided to go to the IVF show at London’s Olympia and we shortlisted a few clinics we were interested in.

Newlife were the second we went to that day, but the minute we met Dr Dovas we didn’t need to see any more. It was an instant feeling of care and he was very informative and attentive despite the hustle and bustle of the day.

From there we had a Skype conversation with Dr Dovas and Chrysa where they answered every question including some we hadn’t even thought of. We had the sense that they wanted us to conceive as much as we wanted it for ourselves. We knew that whatever happened we had finally found the right clinic.
Our cycle went smoothly from the medications to transfer day. It really was a pleasure to be part of Newlife. We really couldn’t have asked for a better team to take care of us and to top it off we also had a lovely 10 day break!

Chrysa is exceptionally good at keeping in contact and answering emails and any problems you have she will get back to you straight away. She took all the stress away from the fact that they are in Greece and we are in London. We felt better treated and more of a priority than the clinic we had visited previously in London.

Needless to say my partner and I are now expecting our first child together and its all thanks to Newlife and their amazing team.
I would say to anyone considering IVF abroad, go to Newlife there really is no better choice.”

“Words could never express how much Newlife changed our lives. After two failed IVF attempts in the US, we were beginning to feel hopeless. We took over a year off from fertility treatments to reevaluate our situation and discuss a plan of action. Being of Greek decent, we were constantly seeing advertisements for fertility clinics in Greece on Greek channels and in the newspaper. We decided to do some research and reached out to Newlife in Thessaloniki. It was the best decision we ever made!

Chrysa and Dr. Dovas offered us a free Skype consultation after sending them our previous medical history. They were very knowledgeable, answered all of our questions, and discussed possible treatments. After speaking with them, we knew we would be in good hands and were ready to begin our summer adventure in Greece.

From the moment we stepped into the clinic, we felt very relaxed and comfortable. The staff was very friendly and we were greeted by Chrysa. We met with Dr. Dovas and he thoroughly discussed the complete procedure. The entire IVF process in Greece was not stressful at all. They closely monitored the medications I was taking and would adjust accordingly. We actually used half of the amount of medications our old clinic prescribed and saw much better results. The facilities were modern and state of the art. Throughout the entire process, Chrysa would reach out to us via email or text message and ask for daily updates, as well as answer any questions or concerns we may have had. The clinic caters their treatment to each individual patient and it is not a one size fits all protocol like we had in the US. It is also very clear to see that they truly care about their patients and they are more than just a dollar sign.

I loved that they welcomed my husband into the operating room on the day of embryo transfer because we had never experienced that before. It made the experience even more meaningful. We are excited to say that after our first round of IVF with Newlife, we are expecting our first miracle baby this spring! We want to thank Dr. Dovas, Chrysa and the entire staff from the bottom of our hearts for helping to make our dreams come true!”