Platy (or Platì ) (Greek: ) is a place in Greece, in the east-southeast part of the Imathia Prefecture. It was founded in 1924 by Greek refugees from Turkey after the disaster of Asia Minor. They came from the villages of Farassa area, in Kappadokia region (today the city in Turkey is called Peras or Feke), after many stops during their voyage till their final destination, which was Plati.
Until 1924 there was a small village but with a strategic position due to its railway station (is a key point for the railway network of Greece). It is 35 km from Veria, 40 from Thessaloniki and 512 from Athens. Platy remained a small village with 2500 inhabitants (as a separate community) but with very important role in the area of Imathia.
In the industrial area of Platy until the mid '90s were working over 3,000 workers from Platy, Veria and Thessaloniki. But after the economic crisis of 2002/2003 many of the factories based in the industrial zone of Platy have been closed. Today there are only 3 factories, 2 of them are having a national importance. One is the sugar factory "EBZ" and the other belongs to Nestle (the only Nestle factory in Greece).
In the mid '90s it absorbed the smaller communities and in the end of the same decade another nine.
Platy - the center of the municipality - population 2299 in 2001 has a frequent communication with Athens and Thessaloniki by train. The visitor can reach Platy by train or car (following A1, A2 and E90 routes). Also last years there are discussions about the military airport of Platy to become civil airport. The airport is about 2 km from Platy.
Division of the municipality of Platy , population 11128 (2001)
Mayor : Fotis Dimitriadis since 2006