The last inhabitant left Spinalonga in 1962. He was the father Chrisanthos a priest of the Greek Orthodox Church who spent 5 years more on Spinalonga after its abandonment to maintain the religious tradition to memorialize buried people at 3 and 5 years after their deaths. Father Chrisanthos was not a leper and never got ill from the disease during the years he spent on the island. He became a legend for the people of Spinalonga when he decided to drink last from the holy communion (this is what a priest is supposed to do) and not throw the communion away as his predecessor did before him.
Photo taken at Spinalónga, Lasithi, Greece