Useful information for International Couples - ΥΓΕΙΑ IVF Εμβρυογένεσις

Useful information for International Couples

Travelling to Greece

If you live outside of Greece, we can help you arrange your travel, so that you can easily perform your fertility treatment at HYGEIA IVF EMBRYOGENESIS. Besides, travelling to Greece has always been an easy and safe experience for all tourists and patients. Athens in particular is currently one of the trendiest cities in Europe for city breaks and short-term accommodation. Lately a breadth of new museums, galleries, restaurants, bars and cultural events have sparked a new interest for visiting Athens all year long, offering new experiences to all travelers. 

In addition, visa is not required for citizens travelling from countries such as Europe, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and Japan among many others. Depending on your country of origin, you can review the travelling qualifications here.

When you arrive at Athens International Airport (AIA), our Clinic is only 35 minutes away from the airport by car. If you prefer, we can arrange for to meet you at the Airport (additional costs apply) as soon as you arrive in Athens, in order to help you with your luggage and your transportation from the Airport to your preferred accommodation in the city.

We will strive to coordinate all the details of your travel, so that everything is tailored to your needs and experience a hassle-free trip to Athens. Just ask our IVF staff at any point for assistance.

Where to stay in Athens

It is important for us that you enjoy your stay in Athens as long as you will be staying here to perform your treatment at HYGEIA IVF EMBRYOGENESIS. As such, our IVF staff is at your disposal to help you make the right accommodation choice.

Depending on your budget, you can choose to stay in a hotel nearby our Clinic or downtown in Athens, in order to enjoy sightseeing during your stay. We collaborate directly with numerous hotels in Athens and provide discounted rates for couples who visit us for treatment. The following hotels are closely collaborating with us and offer discounted rates specifically to international couples that will come for treatment in our Clinic:

  • Athens Habitat Hotel and Apartments
  • Civitel Attik
  • Civitel Esprit
  • Civitel Olympic
  • Elements Hotel Apartments
  • Life Gallery Athens
  • Mirivili Rooms & Suites
  • President Hotel
  • Stay Inn Filothei
  • Titania Hotel

You can also rent a local flat for short stay, since Athens is a very popular destination with a vast range of accommodation options through all major online platforms such as:, AirBnB, Kayak, Trivago, Expedia and many others.

How to travel around Athens

HYGEIA IVF EMBRYOGENESIS is located in the Marousi district of Athens, besides Kifisias Avenue, one of the busiest and well-known high streets of Athens with easy access to transportation, shopping malls and markets.

Our Clinic is less than 50 meters away from the entrance of HYGEIA Hospital and can be easily accessed via taxi, car or bus. It is also just a 35-minute car ride from Athens International Airport (AIA), the busiest and most connected airport in Greece, offering direct flights to all major cities across the globe.

Traveling around Athens can be very easy, considering the following available options:

  • By Taxi

There is a taxi piazza just 50 metres from the IVF. Also, Athens has a huge fleet of professionals taxis available, so it is very easy to find one. There are also both local (like Beat) and international mobile applications (like UBER) available to use, in order to book a taxi in advance, or call one of the numerous Athens taxi services available online.

  • By Public Transportation

The closest bus stop to HYGEIA IVF EMBRYOGENESIS is ‘HYGEIA’ (less than 100 metres away), which is next to HYGEIA Hospital. It is mainly accessible by the following bus routes:

From downtown Athens and nearby hotels at Syntagma/Plaka/Koukaki Areas:

  • Ε14 / Syntagma Square (Athens Centre) – OAKA Olympic Stadium/ Ministry of Education
  • A7 / Kaniggos Square (Athens Centre) – Kifisia

From the west sea-front of Athens, close to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) and all hotels on Syngrou Avenue:

  • 550 / Paleo Faliro – Kifisia

From Marousi Train Station (Green Line – M1 Subway) and local hotels in Marousi Area:

  • 010 / Local public transport Marousi Train Station – Nea Filothei
  • By a Chauffeur-driven Private Car

Our Clinic collaborates closely with Aktina Travel, one of the most well-known travel agencies in the country and offers professional transportation within Athens that is available at an extra cost, whenever you need it. A fleet of Mercedes class executive saloon cars is available and offer luxury transportation at a fixed discounted rate, exclusively to couples of HYGEIA IVF EMBYOGENESIS. With a minimum notification of 4 hours prior to your request, our Chauffeur-drive service is always available according to your needs, 24/7.

What to do in Athens

Athens is a dream travel destination for many tourists, offering a rich history that spans over 3.400 years and combining a strong culture with vibrant neighborhoods and a wealth of local gastronomy. As the capital of Greece, Athens is home to world-famous historical buildings including: the Acropolis with the unmissable and majestic Parthenon, the Panatheniac Stadium, also known as Kallimarmaro since it is constructed he only stadium in the world built entirely of marble) which hosted the first Olympic Games in modern history, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus that hosts the grandest and most sought-after concerts in the City as well as the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounio, with great views of the Aegean sea and the best sunset in Greece, after Santorini’s.

Lately Athens has enjoyed a vast cultural boost with the construction of new museums and cultural centers, offering new and exciting experiences to travelers, including: the impeccable Acropolis Museum, the brand new National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST), the 2021 refurbished and vastly expanded National Gallery, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre (SNFCC) that hosts both the prestigious National Library of Greece and the Greek National Opera and the Onassis Cultural Centre (OCC) that produces international-level stage productions and exhibitions.

Athens is also a city full of lively neighborhoods spirited by night and full of character all the time, combining local fresh food, cafes and restaurants for all tastes. Monastiraki, Plaka, Psiri and Thission and are definitely among the top city spots to walk and enjoy the ancient history of Athens, but newcomers Koukaki, Neos Kosmos, Mets and Pangrati have been extremely popular with short-let booking platforms in recent years, offering a cool and urban lifestyle with an eclectic mix of specialty cafés, quirky bars, boutique shops, new-age bakeries and many more surprises that await for you to find them.