NewLife IVF Greece


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IVF €3500

Egg donation €6000

Basic information about IVF treatment at NewLife IVF Greece.

Maximum age of the woman: 50
Single woman: allowed
Lesbian couples: allowed
HIV positive patients: not allowed
HCV/HBV positive patients: allowed
HCV/HBV positive patients: allowed

NewLife IVF Center is located in Thessaloniki in Greece. It was opened in 2010 and is a private facility. In 2019, it undertook 1,100 total treatment cycles of which 65% were IVF/ICSI cycles using own eggs and 35% were egg donation cycles.

Newlife IVF Greece has been offering the full range of fertility investigations and treatments to both Greek and International patients successfully for over 10 years. The liberal Greek legislation high-quality care, the affordable and transparent costs and the individualised approach that we offer lead to high success rates and maximum safety.

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 two fertility doctors (excluding the medical director) and six embryologists. The clinic has two laboratory directors who are senior embryologists with 24 and 30 years of experience and who are ESHRE accredited. The clinic has an International Team and also external collaborators and all of the staff speak fluent English.

The clinic has ISO accreditation: ISO 9001:2015 and EN 15224:2017.

NewLife IVF Greece

Newlife IVF Treatments

  • Egg donation
  • Embryo donation (fresh eggs and donor sperm only)
  • Donor sperm
  • PGT
  • Assisted Hatching
  • Sperm/egg freezing
  • Embryo freezing
  • Sperm sorting devices for DNA fragmentation

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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 Greece patient room

IVF Success Rates 2019

The success rates for egg donation and IVF using own eggs were very good in 2019. Egg donation clinical pregnancy rate in 2019 was 70.8%. The IVF with own eggs clinical pregnancy rate overall was 64.1%. The IVF with own eggs clinical pregnancy rates in 2019 were:

  • women aged 18-24 – 63.2%
  • women aged 35-37 – 57.8%
  • women aged 38-39 – 49.2%
  • women aged 40-42 – 39.7%
  • women aged 42+ – 17.1%.

The frozen embryo clinical pregnancy rate was 58.2%. The embryo donation clinical pregnancy rate was 72.3% (the clinic only uses fresh donor eggs and donor sperm, not leftover embryos for embryo donation).

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.

The average number of embryos transferred is 1.8, thus the multiple birth rate at the clinic for 2019 was 15%.

Need to find out more about IVF success rates?  Contact NewLife IVF Greece

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Cost of IVF Treatments

The advertised price of egg donation is very reasonable at 6,000 Euros. It includes everything apart from preliminary testing, medications for the recipient and embryo freezing (cost 300-500 euro for the first year depending on the number and way embryos are frozen-in batches of 1 or 2). The first consultation is free of charge. Also, the clinic does not charge patients for extended culture to blastocyst.

Sperm freezing, if this is done as part of an on-going treatment cycle, is free. Long term storage of sperm incurs a charge.

Freezing of surplus embryos and storage:

  • 1-3 straws (containing up to 2 embryos each): 300 euros
  • 4-5 straws (containing up to 2 embryos each): 400 euros
  • 6- more (containing up to 2 embryos each): 500 euros
  • and 200 Euros annually after the 2nd year.

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 3,500 Euros. This includes monitoring of stimulation, egg collection, ICSI, blastocyst culture if necessary and embryo transfer. This does not include preliminary tests, 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 Greece

Who Attends?

The majority of people attending for treatment are Greek (65%), 25% are from the UK. The clinic is also visited by patients from Australia, Canada and the Balkans.

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 Greece team


From the staff

We all understand how difficult it is to pursue fertility treatment abroad and we believe that you should meet the very team that will treat you and have the opportunity to discuss and understand fully what we offer from the very first moment. For this reason, we offer a free medical consultation once we receive your medical notes. Once the type and protocol of treatment is decided our dedicated International team will support and guide you at every step of the way to minimize any concerns or stress you have about the whole process.

Our approach is such that we minimise any physical distance and make Newlife a home away from home as our philosophy is that our patient’s needs and wants are our priority and we will do anything medically and scientifically proven to make your dream come true.

Clinic Location

NewLife IVF Center is located on the outskirts of Thessaloniki in Greece, 5 minutes driving distance from the airport and 20 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. The clinic has deals with many hotels, both in Thessaloniki and other cities.

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.

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Basic information about treatment restrictions at NewLife IVF Greece.

Maximum age of the woman:50
Single woman: allowed
Lesbian couples: allowed
HIV positive patients: not allowed
HCV/HBV positive patients: allowed

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Interview with the staff of Newlife IVF in Greece

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“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!”