Greece
Fertility Destination 2021

Have you ever wondered why so many patients choose Greece as their IVF destination? Is it because of its acclaimed fertility clinics, reasonable prices or… mild climate that is said to improve treatment results?

We think it is a combination of all these factors – and many more! In fact, Greece is one of the best choices that you can make while considering IVF abroad. 

Patients from all around the world often choose Greece for their fertility treatment.

The reasons are multiple: high-quality services, reasonable rates, experienced fertility specialists, wide range of treatment options and no waiting lists for egg or sperm donors. Combine that with one of the most liberal IVF laws in Europe and mild climate which is ideal for healing and relaxation – and you’ll find your perfect IVF destination.

  • Woman age limit: 50 years old
  • IVF treatments for single women: Allowed
  • A maximum number of embryos to transfer for IVF with own eggs:
    Age-dependent: 2 embryos if a woman is under the age of 35, 3 embryos if over the age of 40 (or over the age of 35 if two transfers failed previously)
  • IVF with own eggs costs range in Greece: €3,200 – €6,200
  • Egg recipient age limit: 50 years old
  • Egg donation IVF for single women: Allowed
  • A maximum number of embryos to transfer for IVF with donor eggs:
    2 embryos – regardless of patient’s age
  • Egg donor availability: a large pool of egg donors of various ethnicity​
  • Egg donor anonymity: anonymous donors only
  • IVF with own eggs costs range in Greece: €5,000 – €8,000
  • Greece has more than 10 years of experience in surrogacy.
  • Surrogacy in Greece is legal and altruistic.
  • Surrogacy in Greece is regulated by Greek Civil Code & Law 3305/2005.
  • Gestational surrogacy is allowed in Greece.
  • Intended parents can be:
    married couple / unmarried couple / single woman
  • The evidence of an inability to have a child is required.
  • Maximum woman age limit: 50 years old.
  • The biological link for embryos created is not required for either Intended Parent.
  • The surrogate mother must obtain court approval prior to the embryo transfer (Intended parents do not have to appear in the Court).

Greek experts' voice

The fertility market and a history of reproductive medicine in Greece.

Konstantinos Pantos, MD
General Secretary of the Hellenic Society of Reproductive Medicine, Vice President of the International Health Tourism Center (IHTC), Board Member of ELITOUR - Greek Medical Tourism Council, Vice President of Global Greek Doctors’ Institute (GGDI)

Quality of treatment in Greece. How is it monitored? What are the requirements?

Angeliki Katsapi
Director of Temos Hellas, International Healthcare Accreditation Assessor

Innovations - implementation of new IVF techniques in Greece.

Mara Simopoulou, PhD
Associate Professor Physiology-Embryology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School

From which countries and why patients most often come for IVF treatment to Greece?

`Robert Najdecki, MD, PhD
TEMOS International GreeceCo-Founder & Scientific Director at Assisting Nature

IVF customer care in Greece - How does it look like?

Chrysa Karakosta, MSc
ART Laboratory Co-Director & Int. Patient Manager at NewLife IVF Greece

How does the law regulate IVF treatment with own eggs in Greece?

Evi Timotheou, BcS, MSc
Senior Clinical Embryologist, Lab Director at Assisting Nature

What is the legislation in Greece regarding sperm donation?

Michalis Kyriakidis MD, M.Sc
Medical Head of International Department at Embryolab Fertility Clinic

What is the qualification process for egg donors in Greece?

Dimitrios Dovas, MD, DFFP
Clinical Director at NewLife IVF Greece

The donor-recipient matching process in Greece (sperm, eggs, embryos).

Achilleas Papatheodorou PhD, M.Med.Sc.
Laboratory Director, Senior Clinical Embryologist at Embryolab Fertility Clinic

What is the availability of egg donors in Greece?

Dr Elias Tsakos MD, FRCOG
Medical Director at EmbryoClinic

How much does IVF treatment with own eggs cost in Greece?

Dr Kanelina Bimpa PhD, FEBS, PgD
CEO at EmbryoClinic

What does state supervision over clinics look like and what is the certification of clinics in Greece?

Harry Karpouzis, MD
Founder & Scientific Director at IVF Pelargos Fertility Group

Upcoming online events with greek experts

Message from ambassadors

Partner Clinics in Greece

emBIO clinic building

emBIO Medical Center

emBIO clinic is based in the city centre of Chalandri, Athens Greece. It opened in 1996 and since then more than 10,000 babies have been successfully conceived at the clinic.

New Life IVF Greece

NewLife IVF Greece

NewLife IVF Greece is one of the leading IVF clinics in Greece that provides a full range of fertility examinations and treatments, including a highly successful program with donor eggs.

Pelargos IVF

IVF Pelargos Fertility Group

Pelargos IVF Fertility Group is a unique group of specialists, that provides Greek and overseas women, with top quality medical services at the best Fertility Centers in Athens, Greece.

Mediterranean Fertility Institute clinic building

Mediterranean Fertility Institute

Mediterranean Fertility Institute was one of the first clinics in Greece that managed to obtain the certification ISO 9001:2015 and following the recommendations of the Greek National Authority of Assisted Reproduction.

Assisting Nature

Assisting Nature

The clinic itself has a wonderfully simplistic design with a mixture of blue, white and black colours, that have been delicately chosen to emit an aura of calm and relaxation, so that your time in the Assisting Nature clinic is as stress free as possible.

Embryolab

Embryolab Fertility Clinic

Embryolab Fertility Clinic was established over 15 years ago and has given fertility treatment to patients from all over the world. Based in the beautiful port city of Thessaloniki in Greece it is the perfect destination to undergo your treatment.

Reception at Embryoclinic

Embryoclinic

EmbryoClinic’s Medical Team was established in 1999 and its extensive experience is a guarantee for success in an ethical and safe environment. Cutting edge medical technology is used and current medical protocols applied in accordance to the latest international guidelines.

Embryoland IVF Center Athens

Embryoland IVF Center is located in Athens in Greece. It was opened in 2006 and treats private patients. The total number of treatment cycles undertaken in 2019 was 453 and 71% of these were egg donation cycles and 29% were IVF cycles with own eggs.

Our Patron

ELITOUR - Greek Medical Tourism Council

Our Ambassadors

Sarah-Banks-picture-1

Sarah Banks

Fertility Coach, author of IVF Positivity Planner

Harroula Mathiopoulou Bilali

Founder & CEO, Ferticeutics Co - Advanced Health & Fertility Therapeutics

Andrew Coutts

Managing Director, International Fertility Company.

Danny Daphnis, PhD

Scientific Director at Mediterranean Fertility Institute

Dr Dimitrios Dovas, MD, DFFP

Clinical Director at NewLife IVF Greece

Kate-Davies

Kate Davies

Independent Fertility Nurse Consultant

Dr John Giakoumakis

Clinical Director at Mediterranean Fertility Institute

Dr George Iliadis, BcS, MSc

Laboratory Director, Senior Clinical Embryologist at Embryoland IVF Center

Dr Nikos Kanakas, (PhD Heidelberg)

Clinical Director at Embryoland IVF Center

Chrysa Karakosta, MSc

ART Laboratory Co-Director & Int. Patient Manager at NewLife IVF Greece


Harry Karpouzis, MD

Founder & Scientific Director at IVF Pelargos Fertility Group

Dina Katrania, BSc, MSc

ART Laboratory Director at emBIO Medical Center

Angeliki Katsapi

Director of Temos Hellas, International Healthcare Accreditation Assessor


Dimitris Kavakas

Founder & owner of Redia Ltd. IVF Travel

Dr Michalis Kyriakidis, MD, M.Sc

Medical Head of International Department at Embryolab Fertility Clinic

Dr Claudia Mika

Founder & CEO of Temos International Healthcare Accreditation​

Dr Robert Najdecki, MD, PhD

Co-Founder & Scientific Director at Assisting Nature

Konstantinos Pantos, MD

General Secretary of the Hellenic Society of Reproductive Medicine, Vice President of the International Health Tourism Center (IHTC) Board Member of ELITOUR - Greek Medical Tourism Council, Vice President of Global Greek Doctors’ Institute (GGDI)

Dr Evangelos Papanikolaou, MD, PhD

Founder of Assisting Nature

Achilleas Papatheodorou PhD, M.Med.Sc.

Laboratory Director, Senior Clinical Embryologist at Embryolab Fertility Clinic

Dr Thanos Paraschos

Clinical Director at emBIO Medical Center

Mara Simopoulou, PhD

Associate Professor Physiology-Embryology National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School

Christiana Antoniadou Stylianou

Founder & Director of Nurture Honest Fertility

Dr Elias Tsakos, FRCOG

Medical Director at Embryoclinic

Evi Timotheou, BcS, MSc

Senior Clinical Embryologist, Lab Director at Assisting Nature

Andreia Trigo

Multi-awarded nurse consultant, author and TEDx speaker.

Stefano Urbani

CEO, Turismo Medico Italia

Have you thought of Greece in terms of your IVF treatment abroad?

If yes, we wouldn’t be surprised at all! Greece, an iconic holiday paradise, has been rapidly developing as a competitive destination for fertility tourists from all over the world.

And no wonder: it offers a perfect combination of high-quality and innovative services at reasonable rates.

Its acclaimed IVF clinics, mostly located in Athens, Thessaloniki and Crete, apply best practices and are staffed with both state-of-the-art technological equipment and trained specialist doctors. And what is more, first class fertility treatment is offered in Greece at a much lower cost than in other top European fertility destinations.

Greece - Fertility Destination 2021

Greece surely offers some unique advantages in comparison with other countries in terms of reproductive medicine and fertility services. However, if you are still not sure whether your IVF treatment should be performed there, we encourage you to follow our campaign Greece – Fertility Destination 2021.

In the upcoming 6 months, we will make you familiar with all the available treatment options in Greece and present to you some of the most acclaimed IVF clinics that accept international patients. Thanks to our online events, you will have a unique chance to get to know some of Greece’s leading fertility specialists and receive a lot of useful advice from trusted IVF coordinators.

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